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Is anyone doing liquid vitamins with their baby now? I think I started with Micaiah once he turned 1 but he wasn't nursing anymore either. Should I get some of these (or something like them) for Noel? Or not until she stops nursing? Any recommendations? I think I just got the CVS brand or something with M.

http://www.amazon.com/Infant-Multi-Vitamin-Drops-Liquid/dp/B0000WAGIE

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I haven't started doing the vitamins yet, but only because they dr hasn't brought it up. We just did our Anemia test, and as soon as we get the results in, we'll know if we need to start or not.

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I've never done them. I SHOULD be giving Fiona vitamins I'm sure, but I just don't.

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No vitamins here. Ped said as long as he's getting a wide variety of foods, he doesn't need them (aside from fluoride in his water).

Searcy - We got our blood results while we were still at his appointment, but I asked the nurse while we were waiting what happens if his levels were low. She told me they would just go over some dietary items, that's it. So I think even with low iron there isn't a big need for them.

I'm not really into giving him vitamins just because it's better for them to get them naturally. Obviously if there is some serious nutritional gaps somewhere they're a good idea, but I think if they're at least eating a LITTLE bit of fruits, veggies, grains, dairy, etc. it's not a huge deal. but that is totally my take on it because I am cheap. Biggrin

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yeah I'm not big on vitamins either. Unless my ped suggested it for some reason.

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"JDBabyHopes" wrote:

I'm not really into giving him vitamins just because it's better for them to get them naturally. Obviously if there is some serious nutritional gaps somewhere they're a good idea, but I think if they're at least eating a LITTLE bit of fruits, veggies, grains, dairy, etc. it's not a huge deal. but that is totally my take on it because I am cheap. Biggrin

Ditto. Plus, most vitamin supplements are hard for your body to break down since they aren't the "natural" vitamin, so your body doesn't absorb and get even 50% of the vitamins. A friend of mine who's a pharmacist informed me of this. I didn't know that.

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"kilahmaree" wrote:

Ditto. Plus, most vitamin supplements are hard for your body to break down since they aren't the "natural" vitamin, so your body doesn't absorb and get even 50% of the vitamins. A friend of mine who's a pharmacist informed me of this. I didn't know that.

So is this true of multivitamins for us too? I'm big on vitamins for our entire family. Or is this just infant ones?

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She told me it was true of all vitamins. I mean, I'm sure they help some, but not sure if it's enough to "make a difference." It slightly freaked me out when she told me this, because I'm a huge vitamin person, too. But I like to imagine a pharmacist knows what she's talking about, ha ha. I mean, it's not stopped me from taking pre-natals or anything, but it has made me question if I'll bother giving vitamins to H when she gets older.

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I've learned a bit of information on this in some of my classes. It depends on a lot of different factors. One huge one being whether the supplement is fat soluble or water soluble. Water soluble vitamins being less effective. However, depending on where in the body the vitamin is needed to take action can also affect the efficiency. Do some research on how your vitamins and supplements are made, it makes all the difference. Many daily multivitamins by big businesses aren't very efficient, or so I've heard. Though based on my and my family's own experiences I can say that vitamins of the right kind/brand/dosage are good enough to make a difference Smile

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I don't give the liquid ones because they make both of my kids throw up- no matter what I do they just can't keep them down.
Jacob takes a multivitamin every day- its a chewable though. He's taken it since he was 2 (I think:confused: )
I figure with the picky toddler eating that takes place in this house every little bit helps.