Vitamins are very important for children from weaning age like 6 months to 5 years. Due to less breastfeeding or formula milk, all nutrients are not found in the daily diet. So the very little quantity of vitamin drops is required. This article contains all about vitamins.
Most breastfed babies or formula milk fed babies need to begin with vitamin D, A and C from six months old to five years age. These vitamin drops are the safeguard or health suppliers when child’s diet is insufficient in vitamins. You should continue these doses of vitamins till your child starts a proper diet with fruits, vegetables and other food varieties in sufficient quantity. Vitamin D is easily available in sunlight; if your child spent at least half an hour in sunlight he will get sufficient amount of vitamin D fro his skin. But be careful about sunburn, use good quality sunscreen lotions to avoid sunburn problem.
- Vitamin D also found in milk, fortified breakfast cereals, meat, oily fish and fortified margarine in baby food.
- Dark skin babies of Asian, African, Afro- the Caribbean and the idle Eastern origin and others, are more likely to have low Vitamin D stores than white babies.
- Mothers with low vitamin D stores are; darkly pigmented skin, who spend less time in outdoors, those who cover their skin when outside and those living in the dark areas with less sunlight.
- Vitamin drops are available at minimal cost or free to those on income support or a job seeker’s Allowance in the UK.
- Take more information from your Doctor or Health visitors from the UK.
- Calcium is one of the many minerals that you need to be healthy. Calcium is very important to ensure strong, healthy bones and teeth. It also helps muscles and nerves to work properly. In addition, calcium may help you to manage your weight and blood pressure, and play a role in preventing colon cancer. Vitamin D helps you to absorb and use calcium and has other health benefits.
- Quantity for Calcium
Age Dose or Quantity
|0-6 months||210 mg/day|
|7-12 months||270 mg/day|
|1-3 years||500 mg/day|
|4-8 years||800 mg/day|
|9-18 years||1300 mg/day|
|19-50 years||1000 mg/day|
|Over 50 years||1200 mg/day|
- Quantity for Vitamin D
0-1 year 400 IU/day and
1-20 years 200 IU/day
Vitamin D Food
|Fortified rice or soy beverage||1 cup||80|
|Fortified orange juice||1/2 cup||45|
|Fortified margarine||2 tsp||51|
|Herring or trout, cooked||75 g||156|
|Mackerel, cooked||75 g||80|
|Salmon, Atlantic, cooked||75 g||225|
|Salmon, canned or cooked||75 g||608|
|Sardines, Atlantic, canned||75 g||70|
|Sardines, Pacific, canned||75 g||360|
|Tuna, canned, light or white||75 g||41|
|Tuna, canned||75 g||105|
|Tuna, Skipjack, cooked||75 g||381|
|Tuna, bluefin, cooked||75 g||690|