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To prevent vitamin D deficiency and bone problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends a supplement for all breastfed babies. Starting on the first day of life, vitamin D is given in liquid drops at the recommended dose is 400 IU a day. 2.
Iron helps make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen throughout the body to all your baby’s cells. Plus, iron is needed for your baby’s brain development and growth. Premature infants who breast-feed may need iron supplements.
Born early, these babies had less time to. Whether soyor sunflower-based, lecithin supplements can be used to help milk flow, and it is “considered safe through pregnancy and postpartum,” Goodman says. Just like.
A supplement is anything in addition to what your baby receives from your breast while breastfeeding. Babies can be supplemented with: Mom’s own pumped milk (if baby is not removing her milk well enough) Donor milk (from a milk bank or from another breastfeeding/pumping parent) Formula. You may need or want to supplement your baby’s feedings with formula for any number of reasons, some of which may be recommended by your pediatrician. your breastfed baby on a. Baby not gaining weight.
Up to 7% weight loss in the first few days is considered normal. But if your baby is not gaining weight within the normal range after this time, he may need more food. Your baby may become more and more sleepy and is in danger of becoming very weak, dehydrated or unresponsive unless he gets enough to eat. Vitamin D is needed to support healthy bone development and to prevent rickets, a condition that causes weak or deformed bones. Vitamin D deficiency rickets among breastfed infants is rare, but it can occur if an infant does not receive additional vitamin D from foods, a vitamin D supplement, or adequate exposure to sunlight.
Most nutrient needs in the first 6 months are met by human milk or infant formula. Breastfed infants need a vitamin D supplement and possibly an iron supplement; formula-fed infants and breastfed infants may need fluoride supplements after 6 months of age. Infants usually receive enough water from the human milk or infant formula they drink.. If your baby is exclusively or partially breastfed: He or she receive 400 IU of supplemental vitamin D daily, beginning in the first few days of life.
Supplementation should continue until he or she is weaned to at least 1 qt (1 L) of whole milk per day. Whole milk should not be used until after 12 months of age. In conclusion, in healthy, breastfed infants of well-nourished mothers, there is little risk for vitamin deficiencies and the need for vitamin supplementation is rare.
The exceptions to this are a need for vitamin K in the immediate newborn period and vitamin D in breastfed infants with dark skin or inadequate sunlight exposure.
List of related literature:
|from Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing9: Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing|
|from Rennie & Roberton’s Textbook of Neonatology E-Book|
|from Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D|
|from Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies|
|from Comprehensive Neonatal Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach|
|from Dad’s Guide To Pregnancy For Dummies|
|from Jarvis’s Physical Examination and Health Assessment E-Book|
|from Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider E-Book|
|from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book|
|from Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition|