Funny how quickly we forget things. Well, maybe I should say I forget things.
I forgot about the vitamin-D supplements that breastfed babies need to have. I was quickly reminded at E’s one month check up.
I was reminded as the pediatrician handed me a “sample” of a nasty mix of vitamins. It smells terrible (you know the stuff), stains, and babies pretty much spit it out immediately. It sort of defeats the purpose of giving it when they spit it out. The one of which they have to have an entire dropper full.
The most annoying thing to me? It’s made by a formula company. Why is this annoying? I don’t know. I know some babies get formula. I’m not here to have that fight. But, why is this the sample the pediatrician gives out? <–Totally hypothetical. I know they give this out because the formula company gives them samples to give out.
But, get this. And, yes, I’m learning this after kid number three. Why oh why am I just learning about this?
There are vitamin D drops made just for babies with the recommended amount (400IU) that babies only have to have ONE DROP of. Yes, one drop. One drop you can add to anything (including putting a drop on your finger or n!pple <–google’s going crazy over that one).
The baby only has to have one drop! Did you read that? ONE DROP!
I’m actually excited to give it to E. She’s not going to scream. She’s not going to spit it out (I hope), and she’s going to get her vitamin D. And, I got a whole bottle that should last an entire year!
I heard of this from a new blog friend, Maria of Change Diapers, on facebook. Like just this year. I can’t believe I’ve made it almost six years of parenting and never heard of, seen or was told about these drops. (sidenote: If you are thinking of being a hippie, or partial hippie like me, she’s got a ton of information!)
The craziest part to me? I can’t find these drops in any traditional retail store near me and they can’t even special order it for me. If you want to have somebody look at you like you’ve grown a second head, ask them about Ddrops. Seriously. They look at you like you are crazy. And, when you tell them what it is, they direct you to the only one they carry on the shelves. The nasty one made by the formula company.
So, I’m here telling you now, so you know for your baby, or your next baby, or your friend. You don’t have to give your kids those disgusting smelling and tasting vitamin drops made by a formula company. Instead, you can give them a vitamin made for babies by a vitamin company. In fact, I’m thinking I’ll be giving these at the next baby shower I’m invited to.
*Hey FCC. I bought my own Ddrops. I’m just ticked that nobody told me about these sooner. So, consider myself an informant. I’m here spreading my newly found information to the many misguided moms out there.
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