To grow and develop well, the body of the child needs a certain number of important elements. For example, for adults, whose skeleton is already formed, the rate of vitamin D required for this work is 4 times lower than for babies who have yet to cope with this task.
If the baby eats breast milk, he will be provided with everything necessary, and special vitamin preparations will be needed not for him, but for his mother. From 4-6 months in the diet of the child, new sources of vitamins appear – juices, mashed potatoes, cereals.
If you feed your baby with ready-made baby food, then do not worry: all products intended for children are enriched with the necessary vitamins in the age-appropriate dose. Special preparations may be required for infants only if he becomes ill – then the doctor will prescribe the necessary complex.
The same can be said about babies who eat artificial mixtures. They receive all substances necessary for growth and development from a mixture of new products (as already mentioned, preferably “canned”).
The only vitamin that is necessarily given to all children is vitamin D. To protect a baby from rickets, it is prescribed in different doses depending on the child’s well-being.
The human body is not able to produce vitamins and trace elements, which are so necessary for its work, and must be obtained from the outside. Yes, and store them, unfortunately, can not.
What happens if the baby begins to experience a lack of vitamins? You get hypovitaminosis, which can slow down the development of small and lead to the fact that he will lag behind his peers in growth.
Starting from 1 year in the diet of a small it becomes less and less products enriched with vitamins. Therefore, try not to abandon all types of baby food at once, for example, continue to feed the child with juices.
By the age of three, the baby’s diet more and more resembles the diet of the parents. But “adult” products can not “guarantee” the child the right amount of vitamins.
Moreover, at this age, the kids begin to lead a “high life”, they communicate more and, unfortunately, get sick more often. That is why at this age it is worthwhile for a child to pick up a good vitamin-mineral complex. All children’s drugs are designed so as not to exceed the daily dose of the elements that are necessary for babies of a certain age.
Such support is especially needed for children after an illness. As we have said, vitamins do not accumulate in the body, so special complexes can be given to babies in a row for several months.
The ratio of vitamins in the “canned” complexes corresponds exactly to the needs of a baby of a certain age, which is not the case with most products. Are you always confident in their quality, do you know everything about the origin?
In addition, the production technology of multivitamin complexes ensures the safety of the elements, which is not the case with many vegetables and fruits, which, moreover, we do not always eat raw, but often cook or fry, because of which many vitamins in them are destroyed.