For infants

Vitamins for babies

Vitamins for babies main desire any mom - to make sure that her baby grow up healthy and happy.It is possible to carry out, if you start to care about the child, since the first days of life.But modern life imposes its own imprints on the proper development of babies - poor environment, low biological value of foods are unlikely to have a positive impact on his health.Therefore, properly selected vitamin complex can be a great help for every mom.

So you need vitamins?

If the child is not yet a year, then the need of taking vitamins should consult a pediatrician.But he, having a complete picture of the baby, can determine the need for them and help to find a suitable drug.

Definitely say about the need for vitamins is impossible even for those children who were born full-term, and absolutely no health problems.The main influence on this issue has the type of baby food (artificial or breastfeeding).Proper balanced nutrition mother during pregnancy and breastfeeding, complete walks with the baby, lack of stress is almos

t always eliminate the need for vitamin supplementation in children aged up to six months.But their mother can take, and then through the milk of the vitamins entering the body of the baby.From the moment when the child reached the age of six months, its need for nutrients increases, and it is not always possible to satisfy the right lure and established breastfeeds.In this case, a pediatrician on the basis of heredity, diet mother, feeding type, time of year and other factors, tell mum on what vitamin preparation she should opt for.

If the baby is bottle-fed, start taking vitamin supplements can be shifted up to 3-4 weeks of his life.And because the mixture can not fully replace breast milk, the dosage of the drug should be somewhat higher than that which is appointed in the case of breast-feeding.

In some cases, taking vitamins is required?

1. If a child is sick, the vitamins will provide additional support to his immune system.In the cold period (late autumn - early spring), when the risk of colds, the dosage for these children increases.

2. In order to prevent rickets prescribe supplementation of vitamin D. Recognize the disease may be at an early stage: sweating, irritability and nervousness child, poor sleep, not eating, loss of hair on the back of the head - the first symptoms that should alert parentschild.Rickets leads to irreversible changes in the structure of bones, curvature of the skeleton, as a consequence, retarded physical and mental development.In the period up to three years when there is an active growth of the child, his body's need for vitamin D is several times higher than in adults.Get the food it is impossible - it is produced only by direct contact of the skin with sunlight.Unfortunately, in the middle and northern latitudes there is a shortage of sunny days, so few children are walking in the sun.Therefore, in the period from September to April to give children the recommended daily vitamin D alone or in combination with other vitamins.

likely to develop rickets increase in twins, as well as children who were born prematurely, because during pregnancy they were limited in the diet and vitamins.Compensate for the lack of them can be at additional vitamin complexes.

rules taking vitamins

Vitamins, designed for children aged up to one year, are available in the form of gels, powders and drops.Stopping the choice on the concrete form it should be based on the features and personal preferences of the child.Heavy gipovitaminoznoe state may require intramuscular injection of vitamins, but their purpose is to carry out the doctor, and themselves perform the procedures themselves can be entrusted only to specialist.

But not only on the active ingredients in the composition of vitamins to pay attention.Separately want to talk about the presence of flavorings and colorings, which can cause allergic reactions, even in perfectly healthy children.When itching, peeling, dryness, eating disorders should immediately stop taking the drug and consult a doctor.Often, to avoid repeated displays of allergic reaction possible, by selecting a different brand of vitamin complex.

Vitamins should take place in the morning during or immediately after a meal.The dose should be selected specified in the summary or individually matched pediatrician.

now the most popular vitamins for babies under one year are monovitamin Akvadetrim containing only a part of vitamin D, as well as complex vitamins Baby Multi-tabs, which include vitamins A, D and E.

Vitamin A is responsible for the normal growth of cellsin the process of child development and the formation of his visual apparatus.Vitamin D helps the proper development of a baby skeleton and is a means of prevention of rickets.Vitamin C is an antioxidant, responsible for tissue formation and function of blood, enhances immunity, prevents the development of anemia and normalize metabolic processes in the body.

Baby Multi-tabs are available in the form of drops.Pipette with dispenser helps to accurately measure the required amount of the drug.This complex should take with meals or immediately after its reception.Reception multi-tabs Baby virtually eliminates the possibility of allergic reactions in children, as a preservative, flavoring and coloring agents in the vitamin complex are not included.Author

publications: Leonid Guryev