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what kind of vitamin do you give your infant?

my son, who is 9 months now, was taking poly-vi-sol from birth -4months. he ran out so i never went and bought another bottle, plus my ped. said he could stop having it @ 5 months. now that it's flu/cold season i want to start him back on vitamins again.

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Asked by smb87 at 8:24 AM on Nov. 3, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • I also have a 9 month old but I have never given her any vitamins. Her doc never suggested it.

    Answer by msfila1980 at 8:51 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • We used poly vi sol with fluoride since we have a well. They took it for a couple years, if I remember correctly.

    Answer by Bmat at 8:58 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • i didnt start my daughter on vitamins until she was 3..maybe 4yrs old..i don really think giving vitamins is gonna stop your lil one from catching a cold/flu

    Answer by alexis_06 at 2:54 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • My dr recommended it when mine started daycare, so i bought the poly vi sol- everything else seemed gummy, and with such few teeth i dont think we want that.

    Answer by sweetphoenix529 at 3:13 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • None. We do our best to give them a balanced and varied diet.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • I have NEVER heard of giving an infant a vitamin! He should get everything that he needs from the formula or breastmilk!! My children's ped didnt suggest a vitamin until my son was 3! However she did have me give my DD a 1/2 of a tums every day starting at 2 becuase she refuses to drink milk and even with the other calcium enriched food, she needs a little more calcium

    But I would NOT give my infant (especially not at birth!!) a vitamin, I dont understand that at all.

    My children did start flouride drops at 9 months though but that was for their teeth

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 3:52 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • 1st natural vitamins, but I do give him flinstone and vitamin C

    Answer by Juicy_Mom_of_2 at 4:37 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • I wouldn't give poly -so-vil they are crap...too many artificial sweetners and fillers.I give my LO Baby Plex multi-vitamin drops from the Health food store.My lo loves them and takes it right from the dropper.I have also added Carlson Vit. D drops to boost his immune system some during flu season. Hylands also offers a Vit. C melt away you can give to infants.Also,research Infant also helps boost the immune system.Hope this helps.

    Answer by elismommy608 at 4:59 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • I give my 13 month old a pure vitamin d drop (carlson's brand). That's it.

    Answer by apexmommy at 10:11 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • I have given my LO Baby Plex multi-vitamin drops since she was 6 months old. I love the Hylands products as well. We also do Echinacea in a liquid dropper from our health food store as well. It helps with immune support, but is not intended for prolonged use. Typically we start that at seasonal changes, and randomly for a week straight. Proper diet also helps! Fresh fruits and veggies hold the most valuable sources of vitamins and nutrients, I have a picker eater now so we supplement! Also, try warm liquids during the colder months, hot cider, warm teas with half warm juices added. Warm months, cold liquids and cold months, warm liquids. My daughter hasnt been sick in over a year since we started all of this. Hope some of it is helpful for you :)

    Answer by mamalyon07 at 3:37 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

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