Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is used to prevent or treat low levels of vitamin C in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their diets. Low levels of vitamin C can result in a condition called scurvy. Scurvy may cause symptoms such as rash, muscle weakness, joint pain, tiredness, or tooth loss.
In this way, what baby food has the most vitamin C?
Other great sources of vitamin C include peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, sweet potatoes, peaches, berries and kiwi fruit. As soon as your baby is starting to wean, her earliest foods can include rich sources of vitamin C. Try pureeing a single fruit or vegetable, such as sweet potato, squash or apple.
What vitamins do babies need?
Here are the supplements your baby's doctor may suggest:
- Iron. Breast milk and formula both contain iron, but about the time your baby starts solid foods, the iron requirement jumps (from 0.27 mg daily through 6 months to 11 mg daily from 7 to 12 months).
- Vitamin D.
- Vitamin B12.
- DHA, an important omega-3.
Do you have to give formula fed babies vitamin D?
Since vitamin D is already added to infant formula, most full-term babies who are formula-fed don't need a supplement. However, formula-fed babies in northern communities should receive a supplement of 400 IU/day from October to April to ensure they have enough vitamin D.