Baby ddrops 400 iu 90 drops


It depends on whether you breastfeed your baby or how much vitamin D-fortified formula or cow"s milk your baby is drinking.

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Consider these guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics for vitamin D for babies:

Breastfed or partially breastfed babies need 400 international units (IU) of liquid vitamin D a day — starting soon after birth. Babies should continue khổng lồ receive this amount of vi-ta-min D until weaned or until they drink 32 ounces (about 1 liter) a day of vitamin D-fortified formula or, after age 12 months, whole milk. Babies getting less than 32 ounces (about 1 liter) a day of vitamin D-fortified formula need 400 IU of liquid vi-ta-min D a day — starting in the first few days after birth. Babies should continue receiving the vi-ta-min D supplement until they drink at least 32 ounces (about 1 liter) of vitamin D-fortified formula a day.

When giving your baby liquid vitamin D, make sure not khổng lồ give more than the recommended amount. Read the instructions that come with the supplement and use only the dropper that"s provided.

While breast milk is the best source of nutrients for babies, it likely won"t provide enough vi-ta-min D. Babies need vitamin D to absorb calcium and phosphorus.

Too little vitamin D can cause rickets, a softening và weakening of bones. Since sun exposure — an important source of vi-ta-min D — isn"t recommended for babies, supplements are the best way to prevent vitamin D deficiency.

As your baby gets older và you địa chỉ solid foods to your baby"s diet, you can help meet the daily vi-ta-min D requirement by providing foods that contain vi-ta-min D — such as salmon, egg yolks & fortified foods.

If you have questions about your baby"s need for vi-ta-min D supplements, talk to your baby"s health care provider.


Jay L. Hoecker, M.D.

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