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Vitamins (semi-bf related)

Posted by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 3:00 AM
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DS2 was born 6wks early with gastroschisis. He is 1mo & close to being released... The dr.'s appproached me about the synagis vaccine (I noramlly don't vax, but gave it some thought)

My question is... with RSV season coming up I want to *naturally* strenghten his immune system. Probiotics, vitamin C & D, etc.
I never gave anything like that to my first son, so I really don't know where to begin/what brand.

Would increasing it inn my diest be enough? & if so, what should I take other then prenatals (I know it isn't very natural, but what about e-mergen-c?)
I am worried that the drops would be too much for him, since he has GI issues.
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 3:00 AM
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aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Oct. 13, 2012 at 3:03 AM
The vitamin drops would definitely mess with his stomach. Have you read kellymom's page on vitamins? I'm sure you'll find some of the information that you're looking for there.
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maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 5:25 PM
I would stick to exclusive breastfeeding, preferably 100% at the breast (no pumping/bottles) as that is the best way to maximize antibodies. That and good old' hand washing!
catholicmamamia
by Ruby Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Exclusive breastfeeding, no bottles or vitamins. Lots of handwashing. There are prenatal vitamins which are made from whole foods, which is what I take. 


         

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