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Gerber Soothe Vitamin D & Probiotic Drops -- 0.34 fl oz


Gerber Soothe Vitamin D & Probiotic Drops
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Gerber Soothe Vitamin D & Probiotic Drops -- 0.34 fl oz

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Gerber Soothe Vitamin D & Probiotic Drops Description

  • Good Start® Soothe Birth + Probiotic Drops for Infants
  • Formula Designed to Help Ease Colic, Excessive Crying & Fussiness for Babies
  • Includes 100% Daily Vitamin D to Promote Healthy Bone Development
  • These Non-GMO Drops Feature Comforting Probiotics to Reduce Crying Time and Spit-Ups
  • Works Best When Taken Daily, Mixed With Breastmilk or Formula

You do your best to give your little one everything she needs, but only approximately 30% of babies meet the recommended intake of Vitamin D daily. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents of babies 0–12 months, breastfed or consuming less than 1 liter of infant formula per day, to give their babies an oral Vitamin D supplement to meet 400 IU/day. Gerber Soothe Vitamin D & Probiotic Drops delivers 100% of the Daily Value (DV) of Vitamin D as recommended by the AAP so you can feel confident your little one will not miss her dose of this essential nutrient.


Directions

See insert for detailed instructions.

  • Shake well for 10 seconds before each use.
  • To dispense, tilt the bottle to slowly form a drop. The mark indicating the air vent in the dropper must be facing up for easier dosing.
  • Drops can be given on the breast, mixed with breastmilk or formula or by spoon. Use 5 drops daily.
Free Of
GMOs.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 5 Drops
Servings per Container: About 50
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)10 mcg (400 IU)100%
Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis® (DSM 17938)100 million CFU*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Sunflower oil, medium chain trygliceride oil, silicon dioxide.
Warnings

Not intended for use in premature infants. If your child has immune problems, consult your healthcare provider prior to use.

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Does Your Baby Need Vitamins?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Most parents who welcome a new baby into the world see nothing but perfection in their little bundle of joy. And in many ways, they are right. However, some babies need a little extra help getting a good start. That is why your doctor may recommend giving liquid vitamin supplements to your new son or daughter. Concept of How to Give Baby Vitamin D Drops Represented by Parent Holding Supplement Bottle Near Baby Lying on Bed | Vitacost.com/blog In particular, physicians may suggest vitamin D for babies who were born early, or who were diagnosed with specific health conditions. Such supplements are even more commonly urged to women who are breast-feeding instead of feeding their baby with formula. Mother's milk only contains modest amounts of vitamin D.

Why your baby needs vitamin supplements

More than a decade ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics increased the daily recommended intake of vitamin D for infants from 200 international units to 400 IUs. Supplementation can be a method of helping to prevent a child from developing vitamin D deficiency and rickets. Rickets causes the bones to soften and weaken, and can lead to limb deformity, scoliosis, dental problems and bone fractures. One reason doctors tend to recommend vitamin D supplementation is because it can be difficult to spot symptoms of vitamin D deficiency – which include fatigue and muscle pain – since young babies can’t express these feelings. Unfortunately, the AAP’s efforts to bring more attention to the need for vitamin supplementation do not appear to have paid off. Just 27% of infants receive the recommended amount of vitamin D, which is no increase from 2009. Although vitamin D is likely the most commonly prescribed supplementation for babies, doctors may also recommend supplementation with iron, vitamin B12 and fluoride.

How to give baby vitamin D drops & other supplements

If your doctor recommends giving vitamins or other supplements to your baby, make sure you do it right. Too little of the vitamin will not provide your baby with the proper benefit, while too much can be potentially harmful. Typically, you will use a dropper to give your baby vitamins in a liquid form. Remember to fill the dropper with the amount of vitamin as prescribed by your doctor -- no more, no less. Once the dropper is ready, gently insert it into your baby's mouth. Then, squeeze with the dropper pointed toward the baby's cheek. This helps prevent the baby from choking on the liquid. Some babies might not accept vitamins that they receive from a dropper. In such situations, it can help to mix the vitamin with formula or expressed milk and to give the vitamin this way via a bottle. Remember, though, that these are just general recommendations. As always, you should closely follow your doctor’s instructions for any care involving your baby, including vitamin supplementation.

When can you end supplementation?

You should continue to give vitamin D supplements to your baby until your doctor says they no longer are necessary. The Mayo Clinic says babies who are receiving vitamin supplements typically need to continue doing so until they are weaned or they consume about 1 liter a day of formula fortified with vitamin D. That means formula-fed babies may only need supplementation for a few months. However, breast-fed babies likely will need to continue receiving vitamin D supplements for a year. After the age of 12 months, children can get their allotment of vitamin D by drinking whole milk. Once your baby eats solid foods, adding salmon, egg yolks and fortified foods to his or her diet also can boost vitamin D intake. Of course, you also should closely follow your doctor’s recommendations for any other type of vitamin  or supplement you provide to your baby.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Featured Products" border_width="2"][vc_row_inner equal_height="yes" content_placement="middle" gap="35"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="160524" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1654715693306{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="#https://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-infanthealth-liquid-vitamin-d-drops-for-kids"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="160523" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1654715712953{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/garden-of-life-baby-plant-dha-liquid"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="160522" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1654715770231{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/country-life-baby-care-probiotic"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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