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cherry flavored vitamin drops for a 5 week old??

my doctor prescribed vitamin drops for my 5 week old baby- said they were giving them to every baby

they are cherry flavored with a list of ingredients

what the hell? really? babies are supposed to take these? help! I thought breastmilk was ALL the baby could have.

this has got

glycerin, purified water, polysorbate 80, cherry flavor, sodium hydroxide, sodium benzoate, methylparaben, potassium citrate, caramel

 
staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 2:59 PM on Dec. 15, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (4)
  • No way would I give that to a baby that young! That's the weirdest thing I've ever heard...
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 3:08 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • I definitely would not give that to my baby. Maybe a 10 month old. In my opinion, and I am not a medical professional, a nursing baby needs to nurse. My kids never got supplemental vitamins until the were 2.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 3:05 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • ok for a second i thought i was over reacting, it just doesn't make sense!

    the DV says "infants" 100% of vitamin a, d and c
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 3:10 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • I would not give that to a baby. If your baby has vitamin deficiencies, you can get non-toxic alternatives (try a health food store or whole foods)
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:38 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

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