• Do I still need to give my baby vitamins even if I’m exclusively breastfeeding?

    Breastfeeding is best for your child’s nutrition. However, does that mean that you shouldn’t give your baby vitamins? Get the answer from our expert.
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    Q:  Do I still need to give my baby vitamins even if I'm exclusively breastfeeding?             
     

    A: Breastfeeding is the only nutritionally complete source of nutrition for baby's first six months.  Hence, even without vitamins, breastfeeding assures the completeness of all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that they will need.  In fact, to be very strict about it, when we say exclusive breastfeeding for six months, we really mean NO water, NO formula and NO vitamins.  However, for those who give their babies vitamins before their sixth month, there are no contraindications too.

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