Q. Which type of multivitamin can be given to a 3 weeks old infant?

Answered by
Dr. Lalit Bansal
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
Published on Jan 30, 2016 and last reviewed on: Apr 08, 2019

Hi doctor,

My baby is 3 weeks old. He is on both breastfeeding and formula preparation. What type of multivitamin can be recommended for him? Kindly suggest a few and enlighten what all are necessary for growth.

Dr. Lalit Bansal

Neurology Paediatrics
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Hello,

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Neonates need exclusive breastfeeding and can supplement formula feed as needed. Usually, there is no need for multivitamin supplement at this age and would not recommend unless there is a need for one.

For infant growth, all you need is timely feeds and breastfeeding. You start weaning at six months of age. Vaccines are important and make sure he gets all his vaccination on time through his pediatrician.

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