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Vitamin D trick

July 30, 2011

Breastfed babies need a Vitamin D supplement by the time they are 1 1/2 to 2 months old. They need 1ml a day since us moms spend less time in the sun than we used to. You give it to them in a little dropper. Most of the time when I gave it to him, he would spit most of it out. Not because he didn’t like it, (he actually seemed to enjoy it) but just the way they thrust their tongue, it pushes it all out. I started to put it in a bottle for when I was away at work, but I didn’t like the fact that it changed the flavor of a whole bottle of milk. Then my mother-in-law showed me a trick I wanted to pass on. Put the dropper all the way in the back of their mouths to the side. That way you avoid the tongue pushing out everything you just put in. At some point you might have even thought of this yourself, but forgot again. Mommy Brain! All parental advise about babies bares repeating.

I use D-Vi-Sol. You can find it at Target. They also have Tri-Vi-Sol with vitamins A, C & D as well as a multivitamin, Poly-Vi-Sol. As long as you are eating healthy and taking a pre-natal vitamin for back-up, D-Vi-Sol is all your baby needs. Learn more about the vitamins here.

LESSON LEARNED: To avoid your baby spitting out their vitamins, insert the dropper in the side of their mouths, all the way to the back.

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