Does my baby need a vitamin supplement?

Most babies and children receive enough of the nutrients they need from breast milk, formula or food. However, there are certain vitamins and minerals, like vitamin D and iron that may be lacking. Talk to your child's pediatrician if you feel your child isn't getting enough of the essential nutrients in his or her diet, then ask one of us at any of the Big Y Pharmacy & Wellness Centers to help you select a supplement that fits your child's needs.

You can choose from liquid drops, chewable tablets, gummy bears, even gumballs! There are also prescription liquid and chewable vitamins with fluoride available.

Be sure to keep them in a safe place out of a child's reach so your child doesn't think they are candy, and only give the recommended amount for his or her age.