Vitamins for babies
proper supplementation of the newborn

The long-awaited moment has arrived. The baby is born! The most precious being is finally in your hands. Normally, you want to give him the best possible start for growing up. To begin with, you give him immense love. But let's not forget everything else that is important. Learn all about proper supplementation of newborns.

Vitamins for babies – proper supplementation of the newborn

Breast milk is the ideal and best food for your baby. It is full of nutrients, perfectly balanced and adapted to the baby’s needs. By breastfeeding your baby, you ensure that he develops properly, grows and fights diseases. Since you know all this, you are probably wondering if breast milk contains everything that a baby needs and if your baby needs to take some more vitamins.

And while breast milk provides most of the nutrients, there are several nutrients, minerals and vitamins for the baby that need to be provided in addition. Therefore, paediatricians and neonatologists recommend mandatory supplementation from the eighth day after birth.

For strong bones and good immunity – vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is very important for the proper use of calcium and phosphorus. That is why it is crucial for the development and growth of a baby’s bones and teeth. In addition, it participates in the regeneration of the skin, so it is important for its health. Its role in sugar metabolism is also important because it participates in the processes associated with the production of insulin in the pancreas.

Probably one of the more important roles that scientists have particularly explored over the past few decades is in contributing to healthy immunity.

The recommended daily dose is 400 IU daily (10 mcg) throughout the first year of life.

We recommend!

Babytol D3 – by using one capsule a day, the baby receives the necessary vitamin in the correct daily dose, for healthy growth and development.

Babytol D3 + DHA Omega – 100% recommended dose of vitamin D3 of 400 IU and 100% recommended dose of DHA omega-3 fatty acid 100 mg.

Vitamin coagulation – K1

Vitamin K is found in breast milk in very modest amounts, and babies are born with very low levels. As it is very important for the synthesis of coagulation factors and a healthy blood system of the baby, supplementation from the 8th day to the end of the third month after birth, 25 mcg daily.

We recommend!

Babytol D3 + K1 vitamins for babies contain 25 mcg of vitamin K1 and 400 IU of vitamin D3, for the healthy growth and development of the newborn.

For the proper development of the baby’s brain and vision – DHA omega-3 fatty acids

DHA omega-3 fatty acids are the building blocks of the grey matter of the brain and retina. In the grey matter of the brain, DHA makes up about 12-15% of the total amount of fatty acids, and in the photoreceptors of the retina 35-50%. Therefore, they are important for the development of the eyes and the functions of vision, brain and central nervous system, so paediatricians and neonatologists recommend supplementation from the first days after birth. The recommended daily dose for a newborn is 100mg.

 Neonatologists and paediatricians, based on the recommendations of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), recommend daily supplementation of 100 mg of DHA omega-3 fatty acids, from birth to 2 years old.

Studies have shown that DHA omega-3 fatty acids contribute to the healthy growth and development of a child, further reducing the risk of developing various diseases during adolescence and later in life.

They are very important for:

• development of the child’s nervous system

• development of brain, mental and cognitive functions

• improving psychomotor functions in children

• development of vision, visual acuity and eye function.

We recommend!

Babytol DHA Omega – DHA from marine microalgae oil – one of the richest and purest sources, high quality.

Babytol D3 + DHA Omega – 100% recommended dose of vitamin D3 of 400 IU and 100% recommended dose of DHA omega-3 fatty acid 100 mg.

Use of vitamin supplements for babies

From the 8th day until the end of the 3rd month we recommend daily supplementation of vitamins D3 and K1 using Babytol D3 + K1 and DHA omega-3 fatty acids through Babytol DHA Omega. After the baby is 3 months old, we recommend the use of Babytol D3 + DHA Omega.

In case the baby is fed with adapted formulas for infants, they already contain some vitamins for babies, and among them is K1. Then we advise that from the 8th day after birth you use only Babytol D3 + DHA Omega because it contains DHA and vitamin D3 in the recommended daily dose.   

Sources and studies:

https://www.who.int/elena/titles/bbc/vitamind_infants/en/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834239/ – Does docosahexaenoic acid supplementation in term infants enhance neurocognitive functioning in infancy?

Alexandra E. Heaton, Suzanne J. Meldrum, […], and Karen Simmer

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11724460/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26950145/

https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD010085.pub2/full/hr

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