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Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Lactation Specialist

Q&A: Formula for Extra Vitamins?

Should I occasionally give my baby formula for the extra vitamins?

Nope. Your breast milk contains everything baby needs. Ignore formula advertisements. Unless there is a medical reason that your baby can't get enough milk from your breasts, she'll never need so much as a sip of the stuff.

If your pediatrician feels that baby needs a vitamin supplement (recent studies have some doctors recommending adding Vitamin D), liquid infant vitamins are available at most local drugstores.