So, I know I put this out as a facebook post a short while ago, but it generated a lot of interest and I wanted to ensure I had it saved somewhere that it was easily accessible for you to read at anytime.
The Department of Health recommends that all children aged six months to five years are given vitamin supplements containing vitamins A, C and D every day.
It’s also recommended that babies who are being breastfed are given a daily vitamin D supplement from birth. Once your baby reaches 6 months you can swap from pure vitamin D to a multi vitamin to cover all their needs.
Babies who are having more than 500ml of infant formula a day should not be given any vitamin supplements because formula is fortified so no other supplementation is required.
With regards to brands they are all very tightly regulated and very similar so any baby vitamins containing A, C & D from your chemist will suffice. Ask in store if you are unsure.
For parents: the NHS recommends that everyone in the U.K. should take a vitamin D supplement throughout the winter (all year if you are very dark skinned or cover your skin up year round). So many of us are deficient in this vitamin because it is produced from sunlight and we simply don’t get enough of those lovely rays! So mums and dads you should be taking it too if you aren’t already.
If you have any questions… please get in contact and as ever, I’m happy to help 🙂