Babies double their birth weight by six months and nearly triple their birth weight by twelve months. This exponential growth does not occur at any other time in their lives.
Because of this, not only does your baby need more nutrients, he or she needs higher doses of these nutrients.
However, unless your baby is born premature, there is usually no need to supplement your baby’s diets with vitamins or minerals during the first year of life. Excessive amounts of certain vitamins and minerals can be toxic or even fatal to infants.
Most experts agree that breast milk is the best and contains all a baby needs for the first six months. But this depends on the mother’s health and other circumstances.
In addition, formula can be a good alternative, and most formulas contain all the baby nutrients needed prior to starting solid food.