According to Healthline, Vitamin C is essential for babies' health as it helps to promote healthy growth, development, and immunity. It also helps the body absorb other nutrients, such as iron and calcium, which are both important for babies' health.
Vitamin C can be found in a variety of foods, including citrus fruits, leafy green vegetables, and fortified cereals. Parents should make sure that their babies are getting enough vitamin C in their diets. If a baby is not getting enough vitamin C, supplements can be used to help make up for the deficiency.
What are The Vitamin C requirements for a newborn baby?
Infants require at least 40 milligrams of vitamin C per day to meet their nutritional needs. Foods such as citrus fruits, broccoli, and bell peppers are all high in vitamin C and can be included in an infant's diet. Additionally, infants can take vitamin C supplements if needed.
Vitamin C supplements aren't recommended for most babies
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for babies and is found naturally in breast milk and formula. However, most babies do not need additional vitamin C supplements since their diet already provides enough of the nutrient. Furthermore, too much vitamin C can cause side effects such as diarrhea or stomach upset in infants.
When can you give your baby Vitamin C?
Vitamin C can be given to your baby once they are six months old, but it is recommended to wait until they are at least one year old. It is important to consult with your pediatrician before giving any supplement to your baby. This is because the baby's digestive system is not yet mature enough to process large amounts of Vitamin C, which can cause digestive issues. Additionally, the baby's body can produce Vitamin C on its own, so it is not necessary to supplement until the baby is older.
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