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Pediatrician said we need baby vitamin drops for Vitamin D and Iron. I was just going to order Enfamil Polyvisol off of Amazon, but reviews said the smell and taste are horrible. Anyone have any recommendations??
The straight up Vitamin D Enfamil tastes fine--we never had any trouble getting that one down. As far as I know that's all they need??? Tiny babies have plenty of iron stores for the first six months or even more.
The Polyvisol is indeed icky--it's the vitamin A and iron components that are gross tasting I think.
We used the enfamil ones with DD. We snuck it into a corner of her mouth when she was bfeeding. She would grimace a bit but go back to drinking right away so we never had a problem. I bought the iron ones since my entire family is ridiculously anemic. Figured she could use a boost from early on....
We use vit. D drops that are prescribed by her pediatrician. I was really adamant about giving them to DD1 because the sun doesn't shine much here and I've read lots of studies that point to vit. D deficiency as being the cause of many diseases. The doc has never said anything about iron though.
We live in Texas too and my pedi recommended Enfamil's D-Vi-Sol and recommends 2ml which is double the dose on the box. Seems like a lot! I think you only have to do Vit D if you are BF though, formula has it added already.