The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists still recommends and “strongly encourages” mothers to breastfeed exclusively for at least 6 months and up to a year with complementary foods, but OBGYNs should also support a woman’s decision NOT to breastfeed if she chooses.
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Liquid Multivitamin Supplement
Multivitamin and iron supplementation for infants and children.
Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron Liquid Multivitamin Supplement is recommended for infants around 4–6 months of age who are transitioning to solid foods.
Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron Liquid Multivitamin Supplement has 8 important vitamins and iron in a convenient daily dose and is an excellent supplement for a child’s transition to solid foods, during growth spurts and for the picky eater. Infants may especially require supplemental iron, as around 4–6 months of age, infants begin to lose their iron stores that they have accreted during the third trimester of pregnancy.
Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol does not contain ingredients derived from the most common food allergies: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy or wheat.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends 400 IU of supplemental vitamin D per day beginning in the first days of life for all breastfed and partially breastfed infants who do not receive at least 1 L of infant formula per day1.
Refrigeration is not required.
|Drops (per mL)||% DV Infants||% DV Children under 4 years|
|Vitamin A, IU||750||50||30|
|Vitamin D, IU||400||100||100|
|Vitamin E, IU||5||100||50|
|Vitamin C, mg||35||100||88|
|Vitamin B6, mg||0.4||100||57|
|Elemental Iron, mg||10*||67||100|
* From 50 mg ferrous sulfate heptahydrate.
NOTE: Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron Liquid Multivitamin Supplement does not include folic acid.
Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol Liquid Multivitamin Supplement does not include vitamin B12 since it is unstable in a solution that has the concentrations of iron and vitamin C found in Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron Liquid Multivitamin Supplement.
When added to 2 fl oz of infant formula or breast milk, 1 mL of Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron Liquid Multivitamin Supplement increases the osmolality by +160 mOsmol/kg water2. If the resulting osmolality is higher than desired for a particular baby, an option is to add 0.5 mL of the supplement to the feeding twice per day.
Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron Liquid Multivitamin Supplement is available as drops in 50 mL bottles.
Item #: 040506
Description: With Dropper
Unit Size: 50 mL
Prod. Yield / Unit (fl oz): N/A
Case: 12 bottles per case
Reimbursement Code: 0087-040501
Usual Daily Dose
Drops: 1.0 mL
Ingredients: Glycerin, water, ascorbic acid, ferrous sulfate, vitamin E succinate, niacinamide, polysorbate 80, caramel color, riboflavin-5-phosphate sodium, vitamin A palmitate, thiamin hydrochloride, vitamin D3, vitamin B6 hydrochloride, natural and artificial flavor, sulfuric acid (antioxidant for iron), sulfites.
In case of accidental overdose, the physician, Poison Control Center or hospital emergency should be notified immediately. Patients with a known exposure of more than 40 mg/kg of elemental iron, or with severe, persistent symptoms related to iron ingestion, should be referred to a healthcare facility for medical evaluation and observation. The vitamin ingredients would not be expected to cause ill effects from a one-time overdose.
WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of the reach of children.
Drops: Now includes an easy-to-use syringe. The syringe is marked with 0.25 mL, 0.5 mL, 0.75 mL and 1.0 mL dose lines. To administer directly, place the syringe in the child’s mouth with the tip against the inside of the cheek. A firm pressure on the syringe bulb will deliver the proper dose. A slight excess will remain in the syringe. If preferred, the drops may be slowly mixed with formula, juice, cereal or other food and fed within 1 hour.
Store at room temperature. Refrigeration is not required, but will not harm the drops.
As with all vitamin products, parents should be cautioned against excessive dosage. The bottle should be kept out of the reach of children.
1. Baker RD, et al. Diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia in infants and young children (0-3 years of age). Pediatrics. 2010;126:1040–1050.
2. Testing was conducted in September 2009 by Mead Johnson Nutrition, Quality Control.