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Free vitamins to support health in pregnancy for your baby’s health

Young children may not get enough vitamin A and D even if they’re eating well. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you may not get enough vitamin C, vitamin D or folic acid.

Through the Healthy Start scheme you can get the vitamin tablets while you are pregnant and up to your baby’s first birthday. They contain:

  • Folic acid
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D

Children can take vitamin drops if they:

  • Are less than 4 years old
  • Have less than 500ml (about one pint) of infant formula a day, as formula already has vitamins added to it

Please see the NHS Getting Vitamins webpage for more information or visit the Public Health Buckinghamshire website.

This page was last reviewed on 11-01-2024

This page will be next reviewed on 11-01-2027