Vitamin A For Babies Aged 10 Months?

Illustration of Vitamin A For Babies Aged 10 Months?
Illustration: Vitamin A For Babies Aged 10 Months? pickyeaterblog.com

Morning

1 Answer:

Hello Resti,

Vitamin A is a micronutrient that the body needs and is not produced by the human body. Vitamin A is obtained from breast milk, food (carrots, green vegetables, yellow fruits, eggs, cheese, liver, fish), and supplements. The Indonesian government includes the provision of high doses of vitamin A in health programs that are carried out every February and August at Puskesmas, posyandu, pustu, and other health facilities. Children aged 6-11 months are given blue vitamin A capsules (dose 100,000 IU) and children 12-59 months are given red vitamin A capsules (dose 200,000 IU). Giving high doses of vitamin A has been studied in various countries to have great benefits for children, such as:

Reducing child mortality Reducing the incidence of diarrhea Reducing the severity of the child getting measles Preventing eye disorders such as xeroftalmia which can lead to blindness Increase endurance For babies aged 7-12 months, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) or the amount of nutritional requirements recommended for vitamin A per day is about 500 mcg (1700 IU) and a maximum of 600 mcg (2000 IU). Excessive daily vitamin A supplementation will cause deposits in the liver. Excess vitamin A or hypervitaminosis A is usually rare and mild in nature, some cases of excess vitamin A cause skin irritation, nausea, vomiting, increased intracranial pressure (pressure in the skull - a symptom in babies, one of which is a prominent crown)

Giving additional supplements to infants should always consult about the dosage and duration of administration to a pediatrician. Because as long as there is no abnormality in the child, the amount of vitamin A from a variety of foods, breast milk, and blue / red capsule supplements is sufficient for the child's needs. We recommend that before giving vitamin A blue capsules, first stop giving supplements from outside or if you want to continue giving them always report to the medical staff that your baby is taking regular vitamin A supplements.

That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it's useful.

Dr. Saphira Evani

: by

Related Question

Cough More Than 2 Weeks In Children Aged 3 Years?

Cough More Than 2 Weeks In Children Aged 3 Years?

(2 years ago)

, my child is 3 years and over 10 months, male, for more than 2 weeks, my child is coughing and has not healed, has changed cough medicine twice but still coughs, regularly takes c...

Rashes Appear All Over The Body Accompanied By Itching?

Rashes Appear All Over The Body Accompanied By Itching?

(2 years ago)

my name is usep but I just finished taking the drug stall the brand is obh comic but I’ve been drinking these 2 days but how come it’s only now that there is a rash all...

Does A Head Injury Cause Hunches?

Does A Head Injury Cause Hunches?

(2 years ago)

hi .. so two months ago I had an accident my head hit the right .. my head was not bleeding from the ear bleeding. well after being checked it’s okay the doctor said at the h...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *