My son is breastfed & his pedi said that breastmilk doesn't produce enough Vitamin D. So he prescribed him Enfamil Vitamin Drops. He is now 2 months old & it seems like he hates them now more than he did when he first started taking them. I have tried asking a few women I know how they gave then to their babies, because my son spits most of it out, but they all say they have never been told they needed drops.
So I am wondering, if you did have to give your baby the drops, how did you keep them from spitting it back out? I was going to try to pump & mix it with the milk, but I have a really crappy pump & can barely pump anything out.
I never even bothered with those drops, My DD Is 6 mo and is still EBF and is doing wonderful :D
Not necessary. Breast milk has plenty of what he needs and actually, getting him out on the sunshine is a great way to get him some vitamin D.
I'm in the same boat right now, I bought the drops yesterday but haven't tried to give them yet. I'm wondering if its really necessary. I remember my son spitting them out and they stained a lot of his clothes and bibs
My doctor told me to give her vitamins A,C and D drops because she's breast fed I've never heard of it either. She tends to spit some out but I do it really slow and squeeze in very little at a time and give her a few seconds
I didn't do them with dd1 and was recommended do it this time but I took the advice with a grain of salt, nodded and smiled and won't do it. If she seems to have issues I'll take a vit d vitamin to help her.
add them to a bottle of breast milk, thats what i've had to do. my son hates them too but doesn't seem do notice them mixed in a bottle.
they say as long as she gets some sunlight shes fine but its winter and that just doesnt happen but she is still fine without the drop so i wouldn't wast ur money or time on them
<blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" Not necessary. Breast milk has plenty of what he needs and actually, getting him out on the sunshine is a great way to get him some vitamin D."</blockquote>
See, that's what I thought. I mean, everyone I inow who has breastfed has healthy kids & they all say they have never heard of having to give them vitamin drops. I take him putside a lot. Not so much lately because it has been so cold. But we go for walks & sit in the yard on warm days.
Yea was told to do this also... I just addded it to pumped breastmilk so I dont kno about giving it to them straight :/
<blockquote><b>Quoting Fairy [God] Mother
actually Vit D drops ARE good to give when BFing IF the baby is not getting regular sunshine, HOWEVER get a brand that ONLY has Vit D (D3 to be exact) where you only have to give ONE SINGLE DROP per day. Anything that requires more than that, has stuff in it that is not needed.
lots of good info here:
I am a very strong advocate for BFing, EBFing, BFing past 2 yrs and not supplementing whenever possible. Vit D drops are the ONLY supplements I ever gave my kids.
<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ mommy & colton:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" Not necessary. Breast milk has plenty of ... [snip!] ... I take him putside a lot. Not so much lately because it has been so cold. But we go for walks & sit in the yard on warm days."</blockquote>
Yeah I tried it once with my daughter because she was born in the winter, but she hated them and it ruined her shirt and changing pad cover so I threw them out and just made a point of gettin outside for at least 15 minutes a day as long as it wasn't snowing or raining. She's two now, still breasteeding, and totally healthy. She's old enough to take a mutlt vitamin on her own now so she does everyday. But I really think the vitamin d drops were a huge waste of money and would have been a huge waste of time and energy to give them to her. They don't need them.