Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mommy Advice Needed, Please :)

Just wanted to get a little feedback from other moms on vitamins and/or supplements. Do you give your kiddos any? If so what? And at what age did you start doing so? If not, any specific reason?

The reason I ask is because I feel like my LO is sick all the freaking time. Nothing serious, just a runny nose and such. I breastfed her until almost 6 months and in that time she had one cold. Once we transitioned to 100% formula I was worried that she would get sick more often, plus she started going to daycare shortly after. She went to daycare three times a week during the period from 7 months to 11 months. She had about two colds in that period of time. When we moved in to our new house my mom starting watching her two days a week again and she went to daycare one day a week. At 12 months we transitioned from formula to whole milk. Since she has been 12 months (she is almost 16 mos now) she has had NINE! colds. It is driving me crazy and I feel horrible for her because I feel like she is always sick. I know that part of it is that she only goes to daycare one day a week so she isn't building up as much immunity. But what I also wonder is if it has more to do with the fact that her formula had vitamins and minerals in it. The formula she was on has something called nutriprotect on the label. She is a great eater and loves her fruits and veggies so I thought that from her food and drinking milk she should be getting enough nutrients. Now I am not sure. I am considering now maybe giving her some sort of vitamin or something. I plan to talk to her pediatrician as well, but sometimes the best advice comes from other mommies ya know?

And it wouldn't be an acceptable Layla post without a pic of her of course. :)


1 comment:

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

I can't wait to see what response you get here because I've been wondering the same thing!