You may be wondering if your baby needs supplements during lactation. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, breast milk contains all the vitamins your baby needs with the exception of vitamin D. Therefore, it is necessary to give 400 IU of vitamin D daily with a pipette filled to 1 ml and leaning your baby back to give him the drops gradually. Don’t forget to contact your doctor or drugstore before giving it to your baby if you have any doubts about how to give it to him or which drops to buy.
In the case of premature babies, they may need iron supplementation in addition to vitamin D, mainly due to their limited capacity for storing this mineral before starting to consume solid food. If your little one only drinks breast milk, the doctor might recommend iron supplements. However, if your little one consumes formula on its own or as a supplement to breast milk, make sure that you are giving him iron fortified milk, since this meets the requirements the baby needs. Remember to ask your pediatrician if your baby needs additional supplements to meet his or her nutritional requirements.