All babies grow at different paces. For most, growth after birth is fast and easy. But some babies do not gain weight as quickly as expected, even though they may have a healthy appetite. We get concerned about lack of weight gain because it can lead to problems like developmental delays, behavioral concerns and difficulty fighting infections. Raising a child that is underweight for his or her age can be depressing.
Several possible factors can cause slow weight gain, from a medical condition to social or financial hardship. Anything that interferes with a child’s access to food or ability to digest food can impair their growth. Often it is caused by a combination of factors.
What is Abidec?
Abidec Multivitamin Drops is a vitamin supplement that contains seven different vitamins to help your child gain all the vitamins they need in their diet to support their development. The drops are easy to administer and have been specially formulated to help maintain healthy growth. This pack contains a bottle of Abidec Multivitamin Drops and an easy to use syringe. Abidec should be taken daily to provide a sufficient amount of vitamins to prevent vitamin deficiencies and promote healthy growth. READ: Is Peak 123 Milk Good for Babies ?
Why are vitamins important for healthy development?
Vitamins and minerals are essential for healthy development and growth, especially for babies who are born prematurely. The required levels of vitamins are usually obtained through eating a healthy diet. Similarly breast milk and formula powders contain some vitamins but not enough to support the development of premature babies. It is so important to ensure that your child receives all the vitamins they require in order to support healthy growth and development.
What are multivitamins?
Traditional supplements tend to contain just one vitamin or mineral, whereas multivitamins contain a blended formula of different vitamins and minerals, which are ideal for those who miss out on many vitamins from their diet. In some circumstances, it isn’t possible for children and babies to receive all of the vitamins they need from their diet alone, so multivitamins can help to include any vitamins and minerals that are missing in the diet. SEE: Baby Food Scandal: 95 % of Baby Food Contained Toxic Heavy Metal
How can Abidec Drops help to prevent vitamin deficiencies?
Abidec Drops contain seven key vitamins that can help to support your child’s growth and development. The vitamins included in this product include:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin D2
The formula has been specially formulated to help provide the nutrients babies need to support healthy growth and development.
How to use this product
Administer Abidec Multivitamin Drops as a daily dose using the included syringe.
For children under the age of 1 year – give 0.3ml onto the back of the tongue
For children aged 1- 12 years – give 0.6ml on the back of the tongue
Wash and dry the syringe thoroughly after use (not in a steam steriliser). When completely dry use the syringe to seal the bottle again.
When NOT to use Abidec for Babies?
Do NOT use this medicine if you are allergic to peanut, soya or any of the ingredients (see the ingredients tab for full list or if:
You are administering other supplements to your child
Your baby is receiving more than 500mls of formula milk per day, to avoid exceeding the safe upper limit of vitamin A
Your child is allergic to any of the ingredients
Speak to your doctor or a pharmacist BEFORE using this product as this product contains sucrose which may be harmful to teeth. If you have been told by your doctor that your child has an intolerance to some sugars, discuss this with your doctor BEFORE using this product. SEE: Is It Safe To Use Distilled Water For Baby Formula
Does Abidec have any side effects?
Abidec Multivitamin Drops contains peanut oil which may cause an allergic reaction. Do NOT use this product if you know or suspect your child is allergic to peanuts or soya. If your child feels unwell after using this product or you notice any unusual symptoms after taking Abidec, discontinue use and seek immediate medical attention.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before using this product. If your baby suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for him or her. READ: 10 Good Food That Makes Baby “Fat” in Nigeria