My pediatrician recommended Vitamin D drops for my EBF newborn. I wasn't too keen on it since I want to believe our breast milk provides everything they need! I picked up vitamin D for myself and also the drops for her in the brand recommended by the doc.
I was a bit surprised to see that the doc had recommend the one by Enfamil, a leading formula manufacturer. And on the box they really promote how breastfed babies need their product. Is this just another example of trying to sell BF'ing mamas something when we have all we need for free?
Anyways, I want to follow doctors orders, but this brand has artificial flavor and artificial carmel color which is a known carcinogenic in sodas the whanot! I realize it's a tiny amount and probably ok, but it's stuff like this I'm aiming to avoid by EBF'ing... Maybe I'd feel better about it after her little digestive system learned to handle solids and the like.
I also picked up some baby Tylenol just in case she ever gets sick, wanting to be prepared, and couldn't find much without artificial colors, flavors, high fructose corn syrup, sucralose and xanthm gum!
Anyways, does anyone know of other brands that have less artificial stuff added? And what are people's opinions on vitamins for EBF babies in the first place?