Parenting Tips

  • VITAMIN D FOR BABIES II

    VITAMIN D FOR BABIES II

    Where can babies get vitamin D? Breastfed newborns and babies should take a vitamin D supplement prescribed by the pediatrician. Babies who are formula-fed may or may not need a supplement. Formula is fortified with vitamin D, and it may be enough to meet your baby's dai...
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  • Vitamin D for Babies  I

    Vitamin D for Babies I

    As a new parent, it's normal to be concerned about your baby getting everything she needs nutritionally. After all, babies grow at an astounding rate, doubling their birth weights within the first four to six months of life, and proper nutrition is key to proper growth. ...
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  • Do breastfed babies need to take vitamins?

    Do breastfed babies need to take vitamins?

    If you’re breastfeeding your baby, you probably assumed that breast milk is the perfect food complete with every vitamin your newborn could need. And while breast milk is the ideal food for newborns, it often lacks sufficient amounts of two crucial nutrients: vitamin D and iron. Vitamin D V...
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  • HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD GETS ENOUGH IRON

    HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD GETS ENOUGH IRON

    There are a few important things to know about how iron is absorbed and how you can make sure that your child can actually make use of the iron in the foods you serve. Depending on what you serve together with the iron-rich foods, your child’s body may take up between 5 and 40% of the iron in the...
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  • A Guide To Iron-Rich Foods For Kids & Why They Need It

    A Guide To Iron-Rich Foods For Kids & Why They Need It

    Already from around 6 months of age, babies need foods that contain iron. Baby formula is usually iron-fortified, while breastmilk contains very little iron. In any case, once your child has started to eat solid foods, it is good to make sure that some of the foods are high in iron. WHY DO CHILDR...
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  • Tips For Weaning Baby To Formula Step By Step

    Tips For Weaning Baby To Formula Step By Step

    If your baby is already, after only a few days, starting to breastfeed less it means that he eats enough other foods to be content. That is certainly not the case for many babies when starting with solids! Your problem is that he doesn’t like the idea of switching from breastfeeding to (formula) ...
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  • Why newborn infants should not drink water?

    Why newborn infants should not drink water?

    First, infants receive a significant amount of water from either breastmilk or formula.  Breastmilk consists of 87 percent water along with fats, protein, lactose, and other nutrients. If parents choose to give their baby infant formula, most are manufactured in a way that mimics the composition ...
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