Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Vitamin C Supplementation
A breastfeeding mothers tolerance includes her and babies needs. Bowel tolerance of vitamin c daily for her and baby will provide both bodies what they require. If your fore-milk increases and you notice engorgement, you may need to hand express or baby will get loose bowels. This engorgement will eventually balance out as the body understands baby does not need as much. Nature always favors the baby so by taking bowel tolerance you are taking care of your own body as well. If baby is sick it may be wise to give baby ascorbate separately and/or Lipsomal vitamin c. This can be done by mixing ascorbic acid in baby food or even mixing a few drops of water with sodium ascorbate and spooning it to baby.
Pumped breastmilk does not contain adequate amounts of vitamin c so a bottle must always be supplemented.
" ed to less than 40% of recommended daily intake for infants in 4 of the bottles systems at the 20 minute sampling." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2526073/ For dosages on supplementing bottles, please look for the children’s dosage chart in the files.