Coverage of vitamin and mineral deficiency in children is one of the problems pediatricians frequently debated. From baby through adolescence, according to the period of development, there’s a need for some “kids vitamins”(it is also known as “lastele vitamiin” in the Estonian language)that are necessary for their balanced growth.
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Normally, the daily diet should provide the necessary nutrients for harmonious development, but often due to various factors, it is necessary to avoid any deficiency. Unfortunately, modern diets do not provide a balance of vitamins and minerals in the body, some being more than others in deficit.
Foods processed by various chemical and thermal characteristics lose or gain new ones due to genetic modification of plants and animals they come from. Pollution and stress to which modern man is subjected to, determine the "loss" of minerals and vitamins or "reduced assimilation capacity" of the body.
In general multivitamin preparations (chewable or syrup form) are best, they cover almost the entire range of vitamins. But for example, if your child does not drink milk or eat dairy products, it is good to target multivitamin supplements for calcium in them.
Attention: multivitamin supplements do not replace vitamins and minerals from food to be assimilated; they only make up for deficits.
If the baby is fed artificially with milk formulas with different existing commercially, theoretically multivitamin supplementation is not necessary in most cases, precisely because these formulas are high in vitamins and minerals.
Yet regardless of the technology formula milk cannot be used completely replicate the characteristics of breast milk. Thus, the pediatrician is only able to assess needs and prescribe vitamins recommended daily dose of each baby. Babies need especially iron, fluoride, vitamins A, C, D, and vitamin K.