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Vitamins!!

so, 2 questions... 1 - how long did people take breastfeeding support vitamins for? My little boy is almost 1 and only feeds once a day before bed, occasionally twice if he wakes at night. He also has daily vitamins and is fully weaned and eats well.

2 - he has the nhs healthy start vitamin drops, which are becoming difficult to source near to me. Can anyone recommend an alternative? (I believe they need to include vit d mainly) I did ask at my local pharmacy and the ones they had were about £8!! A bit different to the few quid the healthy start ones are!

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Vitamin D is suggested till age 5 and to be honest probably even as an adult in winter if you live in the uk (lack of sunshine). I give my 2yr old vitamin d gummies they're like strawberry haribo and she thinks they're a treat hihi got them from boots I think the were about £4 for a month supply but got a 3 for 2 offer

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Hi.

I think you can go back to your usual multivitamins if you wish.

For your son, have you tried wellbaby multivitamin drops? Vitamins cost £5.45 but they do 3 for 2 deals.

vitabiotics.com/shop/wellba...

Also when your baby turns 1 you can use other wellbaby vitamins.

vitabiotics.com/shop/wellba...

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Hi, I am just reading your post now. I know this is off topic but do u mind me asking how did u get down to one breast feed? Do/did u give formula? Or is it don't off don't refuse? I've a 9 month old bf baby and am really interested. I know she need Milk for her first year but I will be returning to work soon and am unsure if to go down the formula route.

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hi, my baby was about 9 months when he dropped to 1 day feed, he would have one pre nap (so twice, sometimes 3 times a day) I just started not offering it unless he requested. Then he dropped his pre morning nap feed so was just having one in the afternoon. He also went down to 2 naps around this time. Never had formula, fully weaned from 6 months and eats well. I offer him water in a cup frequently. Now he just has a pre bed feed around 7 and one if he wakes in the night and he's just turned 1. I still don't give him cows milk as a drink. Do you have a routine of when you feed? And how often? Try dropping an easy feed first, so not a pre nap one maybe and see how she goes. you can always offer water instead... You should be entitled to extra paid time to express or feed at work and given a private room. It'll be in your maternity policy. Xx

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Similar here - my boy since 7m is not interested in breast. Now 9m old and has only at the night time (if I am lucky then bed time- and 2 little feeds at night) once it’s morning he does not even want to see the boob -he looks at it like it’s an alien and maybe pokes it or tries to bite 🤦🏼‍♀️ I feel so bad that he does not intake the minimum of advises milk - but glad he eats well and everything I give him - plus I give him multi vitamins. First started with VitD only but now multiVit as it contains VitD. I am still on pregnancare vitamins and plan to take them until I’ll feed him.

Good luck ladies!x

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Hi, thank you so much for replying so quickly. She feeds after eating and before her 2 naps and at night but also through out the night which can be many times. I bed share and I thibk this makes feeding an open buffet all night. However I think nightly feeding is mainly for comfort. Not actual hunger as she eat solids quiet well.

Unfortunately in ireland we don't have any entitlements in relation to feeding or pumping in work after the first 6 months. It's up to the company😕.

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really?? That's pretty discriminatory! What is the company? Could you speak to occupational health? I can't imagine she'll cut down that much by the time you'll go back? I don't go back till the end of May (15 months in total) and still get these rights. Quite sad it's not the same everywhere really - doesn't make continuing breastfeeding easy. X

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Hi sorry for the delayed reply and for hijacking your post. Yeap it's a pity really as it does make a breast feeding journey quiet difficult. The company I work for are actually really nice. I will try one feed at a time as you say. Thanks so much for your response 😊.

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