I was chatting to my lovely mother on the phone, and she mentioned that she used to give my sister and I when we were kids calcium suppplement.
Don't get me wrong she hasn't told me to give to my 1 year old son straight away, but i am curious is anyone out there give calcium supplement to their babies?
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10-04-2012 21:00 #1
calcium for toddler?
10-04-2012 21:10 #2
I have just stopped breastfeeding my 17 m/o and she doesnt drink milk (never has drank EBM or formula or cows milk from a bottle/straw cup/sippy cup). She will have milk on her cereal but wont drink anything other than water. I try and give her cheese and yoghurt but even that is hit and miss as to whether she will have it. I dont even know if you can get calcium tablets for kids but I possibly should investigate further.
10-04-2012 21:46 #3
Kids under 3 need approx 500mg of calcium per day which is easy to get if your child has a normal diet , supplements would only be required if you think they are not eating enough , but first see a nutritionist/naturopath
Some of the best sources I try get my DS to have daily are;
- smoothie with whatever I have on hand ( A2 milk, goats, almond milk - which is approx 300mg)
- 1/2 tub of yogurt ( 100mg)
- veggies and fruit for the day (75mg)
- nut butters or cereal or cheese (50mg)
I also add chia seeds (50mg per tablespoon) to pretty much everything for an extra kick!
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14-06-2012 19:15 #7
So finally i asked my Gp about calcium supplement and asked several chemist, mainly my GP told me that nutrition is very important and including calcium is a necessity for a toddler and Vitamin D can be given as a supplement for bone strength (They used to advice giving calcium as supplement in the 80's). That's what i have been advice for my bub so go check with your GP if you have more concern!
have a good evening!
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