Let me start by introducing ourselves. My name is Roalf, a brandnew dad to a beautiful two-month old baby girl named Sophia Castielle.
I'm quite new with this so together with my wife, we do a lot of research with regards to everything. From diapering to formula to vitamins, you name it.
Now, I just have a few questions about giving vitamins to infants. I've heard a lot of opposing ideas so it's really confusing. I hear one says that it's not really necessary to give vitamins to formula-fed babies since everything she needs is in the milk itself and breastfed babies only needs vitamin D. And then I hear another that says multivitamins are needed. So needless to say, I listened to the latter so I went searching for over-the-counter vitamins that have positive reviews.
Most of the people I've seen in forums say that Polyvisol, Cherifer, Propan TLC, and United American Tiki-tiki are the way to go but I didn't just blindly go and purchase them all. I know I should go to a pediatrician for a better consultation but I decided against it. So I made a research on the contents of those four.
I learned that all those are multivitamins so all the essentials are on them such as Vitamins A, B-complex (B1,B2,B3,B5,B6,B12), C, D3, E, etc. But I've chosen only one of them which is Propan TLC. The reason is that it is more complete than the others. Polyvisol and Tiki-tiki don't have Taurine and Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) and Cherifer has the Taurine and CGF but doesn't have Vitamin E for skin (Polyvisol has it).
But still it's not complete, I still lack Zinc, Lysine and Iron. But I couldn't find a single 'drops' that has it so I've chosen Iron (anti-anemia) instead, so I added Ferlin with Propan TLC.
Now my question to the mommies and daddies out there is that, did I make the right choice?
P.S. Why do I see people giving Cherifer+Ceelin? Isn't Ceelin a Vitamin C? But Cherifer already has it so what's with the additional Vit C?
Thanks for reading and have a nice day. Sorry for the long post.