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668044 tn?1225916614
overdose of vitamins?
Hello,

i am  exclusively breasfeeding my litlle 5 weeks baby. The doctor told me to give him polyvisol, a multi vitamin product.I did understand the need od the vitamin d but i am afraid to overdose my baby with all these vitamins ( vitamin a, 100%, etc) Is it dangerous to add all these vitamins to my baby diet or not?
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171768 tn?1324233699
my dr had my little one on vitamins, and DH is a pharmacist and had no problem with it. If i recall correctly, any extra vitamins taken in are just excreted in the urine anyways. however, if you are uncomfortable, you can always call your ped and ask for a clearer answer.
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93532 tn?1349374050
Some vitamins are fat-soluble (A,D,E), so not all will pass in urine. Maybe start with half-dose if you are concerned.

I never did the vitamins, I took a prenatal while nursing and seems the boys did fine with that. If there were to have been a documented need, we would have started for sure but they were healthy as little oxen so we held off.
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231441 tn?1333896366
You're breastfeeding him, so no need to give him extra vitamins. your breast milk is perfectly balanced and suitable for a baby.  It has all the vitamins he needs and no need to supplement with anything.  .  

however, you take a good multivitamin to make sure you are getting all you need.
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