Yes. You need some, but too much can be toxic. The Institute of Medicine recommends that you get 770 mcg of vitamin A per day while pregnant and has established a tolerable upper intake level of 3000 mcg per day. But rest assured that your balanced diet and daily multivitamin supplement is not likely to give you more vitamin A than you need. Ask your doctor if you're concerned.
Iron is an important nutrient, no matter how old you are. Iron is an essential part of hemoglobin, which is the primary transporter of oxygen in the red blood cell. Iron is important for psychomotor and mental development in infants and children.
Any Analac powder is convenient for travel. Simply prefill your bottles with water and carry the powder separately. When you're ready to feed your baby, just combine the powder and water, cap the bottle and shake well.
Babies generally get all the nutrition they need with formula.
If your baby is breastfed, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends giving her a vitamin D supplement, as breast milk typically has very low levels of this nutrient. What's more, infants don't get sun exposure like adults do, to produce vitamin D naturally.
Your breastfed baby may also need an iron supplement, if your baby is born premature, or with low birth weight, or has low iron stores at birth.
As your baby becomes a toddler (and a picky eater), you may want to ask your doctor about vitamin supplements to be sure she's getting all the nutrition she needs.
Pregnant and breastfeeding moms should be getting 1.3-1.4 g of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, per day to support your baby's needs.Your baby gets DHA and ARA in utero from you.
After birth, DHA and ARA are found in breast milk and in infant formula like Analac formulas. Analac has a blend of DHA and ARA, important nutrients that support brain and eye development.
Experts recommend DHA for toddlers, and Analac has DHA.
DHA is the scientific shorthand for docosahexaenoic acid. ARA stands for arachidonic acid.
Both of these fatty acids are building blocks for your baby's brain and eyes. It's important that your growing baby has DHA to help support his brain and eye development and immune system both in the womb and out.
Vitamin D is needed to help your baby develop strong bones. Sunlight is the usual source of vitamin D production in the skin. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies under 6 months avoid direct exposure to the sun, and that they instead receive vitamin D either through formula or, if they are breast fed, through vitamin supplements.
Newborns may consume less formula the first three months of life… that’s why Analac has a tailored level of vitamin D to ensure that your newborn gets the recommended daily amount, having 400 IU of vitamin D in 27 fl oz.
Believe it or not, your baby's brain is more than 60% fat. The polyunsaturated fats from the foods you eat provide your body with fatty acids like DHA and ARA, which help support your baby's brain development during pregnancy and his first year of life. While a daily value for DHA has not been established, panels of experts in lipid nutrition have recommended 200-300 mg/day for pregnant and nursing women.