Tri Vi Sol

Updated on July 17, 2008
L.C. asks from Santa Ana, CA
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Does anyone have any info on tri vi sol? My doc said to give this to my 2 month old. I couldn't find anything online. She is breastfeeding only.

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H.W.

answers from Los Angeles on

I gave my daughter tri vi sol upon her doc's recommendation when I was breastfeeding and had no problems. It gave me piece of mind that she was getting the nutritrients she needed since I'm not very good about eating all my veggies. When she was about 1.5 we switched to poly vi sol. She's a picky eater, so this helps. We spike her milk with it in the morning- she has no idea it's in there. Otherwise it smells nasty straight.

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S.G.

answers from Reno on

My daughter's pediatrician told me to use Ply-Vi-So! I just bought it at the grocery store. I have never given it to her and she seems fine.
Best wishes,
S.

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N.R.

answers from Los Angeles on

You don't need to give this to your baby. Breastmilk alone is excellent nutrition. As long as you are eating well and taking a good pre-natal vitamin yourself (I take Jarrow Preg-Natal) your baby does not need any supplementation. You live in So. Cal, so as long as you don't tent your baby everytime you're outside like some of those moms do (don't you think the baby wants to look around or gets hot?!) and she gets 15 minutes of sunlight a few days a week she will have plenty of Vit. D. We always carried our son around in a sling or moby wrap and kept his head and face covered in a hat, but he gets lots of sunlight on his arms and legs. Around 6 months is when they start needing additional iron, which my son now gets through his rice cereal and other foods we are starting to add. I just didn't want to give him vitamin drops that are full of additives, colorings, flavorings. Nor did I want any of my money to go to the Enfamil company! Good luck and take care of yourself.

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C.B.

answers from Los Angeles on

I'm not sure if anyone has responded to you. This is a multivitamin in liquid form. You just put it in with the formula, water, juice, etc. I gave it to my newborn (who was a preemie) until he hit about 10 pounds. The baby doesn't even taste it...or mine didn't. You can find it in the pharmacy section at your local supermarket.

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S.O.

answers from San Diego on

I believe it's just a mulitvitamin in syrup form. Neither of my kids liked it even when we got it flavored. So instead we switched or an organic brand called Source of Life Animal Parade Liquid. You can get it at places like Whole Foods or Henry's Marketplace. It costs about the same as the Tri Vi Sol.

But I think my kids were closer to 6 months when our ped recommended a multi vitamin and my son was formula fed and my daughter was breastfed. I would think that as long as your baby is growing normally and not showing any signs of diet deficiency and you are eating a healthy and balanced diet that you wouldn't need to give your baby the vitamins yet.

But there isn't anything harmful in the vitamins and it will only assist the vitamins and nutrients your baby is already getting through breastmilk. I would just make sure the vitamins don't have any artificial sweeteners like aspartame or high fructose corn syrup in it. Artificial sweeteners are just bad for the body in the long run.

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H.D.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi there,
My pediatrician recommended this for our baby, too. It is just a multi-vitamin supplement that consists of vitamin a,c and d. It is hard to find, I had to go to 3 pharmacies before I found it. I got it at Walgreen's. It was not in the infant isle. instead, it was in the isle with all the vitamins, supplements, etc. It is over the counter, and is made by Enfamil. If you don't see it, ask the pharmacist to point you in the right direction, or they can order it for you. Good luck:)

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L.M.

answers from Los Angeles on

My Dr. said to give my son the same thing. All it is is the extra vitamins they put in formula that are not in the breastmilk.

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D.Q.

answers from San Diego on

It's actually Poly Vi Sol and is a dark brown liquid milti-vitamin. The reason for your docs recommendation is primarily for the vitamin D. My doctor recommended the same stuff for our first born who is now almost two. It is available in regular or iron fortified. I bought the regular and only used it a few times. I thought it made her really gassy. Also in very small doses everyone can get vitamin D from sunshine. So if you are worried, maybe just take her in the sun for a few minutes a day. Other than that if you have a very well balanced diet yourself, your baby should be fine. Good luck.

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M.K.

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its a brand of liquid vitamin supplement for babies consisting of vitamins A, D and E (comes in a dropper). my doctor sugggested it for my baby due to the fact that babies (should) get very little sun exposure (vitamin D). and i guess a little extra A and E is a bonus to help absorption of D. it's easiest to deliver if you can add it to the bottle, assuming you're bottle-feeding sometimes with pumped breastmilk. otherwise, you have to feed it directly into her mouth, which she may not enjoy. hang in there and good luck!! it WILL get easier.
M.

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G.B.

answers from Los Angeles on

My doctor also recommended that I give my daughter Tri Vi Sol. It is recommended for exclusively breastfed babies because they tend to lack the amount of vitamin D needed. I did research on it and also asked other pediatricians and mom friends who all said that it is a good idea. If you do give it be careful, it stains anything it touches!!! I give it to my daughter when she is in the bathtub.

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B.K.

answers from Los Angeles on

It's a multi-vitamine for infants. I found it at CVS near the pharmacy... it's an Enfamil brand product. You'll note they sell polyvisol and trivisol. They are so commonly prescribed you can find them almost everywhere; just ask the pharmacist. Good luck!

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L.W.

answers from Las Vegas on

Lara,

The reason this was prescribed was probably for Vitamin D and Iron. Babies are born with enough iron stored to last up to about 4 months. It the baby is strictly breastfed they are not getting iron/or vitamin supplements like a formula fed baby would. I gave both of my kids the polyvisol wich I believe is similar. They will usually do an iron test at about 4 months to check levels. Both of my kids were on the low end of normal since they were strictly breastfed, so a vitamin supplement was suggested.

L.

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K.M.

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My baby girl's doctor prescribed it to us also. My baby loves it! She gets all excited when I give it to her as "dessert" after breakfast. :) She also likes to kind of chew on the rubbery tip for her teeth.

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T.I.

answers from Reno on

Lara,
Both of my daughters were put on tri-vi-sol vitamins. They were both breasfed babies as well. I just asked my pharmacy (Target) and they ordered it for me. It is over the counter but you have to request it from your pharmacy. It is just a liquid vitamin that had no side affects on my daughters. It is not too expensive and both my girls liked it.
I hope this helps a little.
T.

C.M.

answers from Los Angeles on

If I remember correctly (it's been a while) TriViSol are liquid vitamins. I used to buy them at Target. I assume they are in any other pharmacy or grocery store too. Just a note; I put them in their bottles. My son drank it with no problems (he'd eat anything). My daughter knew everytime I did it and she wouldn't drink her milk if the vitamins were in there. She has been a somewhat picky eater. So good luck.

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Y.W.

answers from Las Vegas on

Have purchased poly vi sol but not tri. Got it at the pharmacy in the children's area. near other vitamins

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L.O.

answers from Los Angeles on

You can find it at CVS, Rite-Aid or most supermarkets. They usually carry it in the vitamin secetion next to the chewable ones for older kids.

J.M.

answers from San Diego on

My doc had recommended the same thing for our exclusively bfing baby, who really likes the taste of it a lot! If there's a Babies R Us near you, they usually carry it for about $8.49.

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C.L.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi-

I don't know if your baby would need this. Ask your doctor for more specifics; breastmilk should provide everything for baby at least through 6 months when some doctors are concerned about iron (but again, it's not certain that babies benefit from supplements). Some doctors are concerned about vitamin D but 5 to 15 minutes of so Cal sun are more than adequate.

A great resource for breastfeeding is Dr. Jack Newman, a canadian pediatrician and breastfeeding expert. Google him and you'll find his website. He actually answers personal emails really quickly, so you may want to ask him as well.

Congrats on your new baby!

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S.M.

answers from Los Angeles on

Lara,

My doctor also suggested it. He told me that breast milk does not contain enough vitamin d and that is a very important vitamin for babies. It is to also prepare them for whole milk. I gave it to my son. I just put the vitamins in and shook it up and he never knew the difference. So in all he had no problems with it. Hope this was helpful!!

S.

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S.M.

answers from San Diego on

Tri vi Sol is a liquid multi vitamin frequently recommended by doctors for infants and toddlers. Ask at your drug store or pharmacy. If they don't have it they should be able to get it for you.

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Y.N.

answers from Los Angeles on

You can find it at any drugstore. Babies who are breastfeeding don't get certain minerals essential to them from breastmilk alone so they need tri vi sol supplement.

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H.S.

answers from Los Angeles on

My pediatrician had me start my 2 week old on it because I was 'only breast feeding'. I gave it to my baby 2x, but then stopped because it was upsetting his tummy. He is now 2 months old and very healthy. I might put him back on it in a few weeks just to make sure that he is getting enough vitamins, but I always thought that if you take your prenatal and try to eat right the baby will be fine.

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C.B.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi,

I was also told to give it to my daughter but couldn't find it so I bought Polyvisol. But just a few days ago, I saw it at Walgreens (in Glendale/Burbank - corner of Alameda and San Fernando.

C.

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L.H.

answers from Los Angeles on

Did you try google-ing it? A lot of entries popped up for me. anyways, I believe my ped suggested it too but I opted not to give it to my breastfed daughter. I ate well and didn't feel she needs this supplement... she is now almost 2 and very tall, bright and healthy!

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