I have been weaning Mole since she was 4 1/2 months old. Now she has turned 6 months old and is depending on more solid foods. I have been wondering if my baby is getting all the vitamins she needs daily to grow healthy and strong and does my baby need to take vitamins?
Do babies need vitamin supplements?
Breast milk or formula provide all the vitamins a baby needs for the first 6 months. Except for vitamin D which the Health Visitor advised me to supplement Mole with whilst I was breastfeeding. My baby quickly moved on to formula milk. As she was getting more that 32 ounces a day she did not need to supplement vitamin D any longer.
Vitamins for babies aged 6 months and over
Usually babies who eat lot’s of different foods don’t need to supplement with extra vitamins as you will be surprised by how much vitamins they actually get from their food. Now that Mole eats a variety of food I have been more aware of what I am feeding her, making sure it is nutritious (except the odd chocolate pud pud here and there).
However, some meal times, especially if she is teething, I find that her appetite is not strong. I worry that she is not getting her daily vitamins and after dropping more of her formula feeds to depend on food. I know that I can’t keep relaying on her formula to provide this.
The Department of Health recommends that all children aged 6 months to 5 years are given vitamin supplements containing vitamins A, C and D every day. (NHS)
I have been giving Mole Wellbaby Multi-Vitamin Liquid Formula which includes vitamins A, C and D. This multivitamin supports rapid physical growth and development of bones, muscles, blood and the brain. The main nutrients are iron and vitamin D. Helping to support cognitive development and strengthen their immune systems.
The Wellbaby Multi-vitamin is so easy to use too. I put 5ml into her bottle and she doesn’t even notice it is in there. Win win!
Vitamins for 3-6 years
Those that have older children will know the struggle it is to get them to eat all their veggies. You may find yourself in the same position in wondering if they are getting their daily vitamins to help them grow and develop strong.
I was gifted a box of Bassetts multivitamins for children ages 3-6 years.?? I can safely say they are like yummy orange sweets!
The Bassetts multivitamins provide your child with vitamin B6 to support the nervous system, Vitamin D for strong teeth, bones and muscles and Vitamin B6 to help reduce tiredness and fatigue.
Vitamins for Adults
I have been taking Centrum Multi-vitamins for a while now and I have noticed a difference in the way I feel and look.
My skin has been clearer than ever. I have not changed face wash or make up so I know the vitamins must be having a positive effect.
I have more energy too!
The vitamins taste so good that I use them as my sweet tooth cravings as I am trying to eat healthier. You are allowed up to two a day and they are like yummy orange flavoured bursts of goodness!
Remember to always consult your doctor or health visitor if you have any queriers before putting your baby or child on vitamins.
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