Folic acid is a B vitamin. Our bodies use it to make new cells. Everyone needs folic acid. CDC urges women to take 400 mcg of folic acid every day, starting at least one month before getting pregnant, to help prevent major birth defects of the baby's brain and spine.
Is Vitamin D safe for your baby? In 2010, a study was conducted by Bruce Hollis and his colleagues at the Medical University of South Carolina, in which 500 women who were at least 12 weeks pregnant took either 400, 2,000, or 4,000 International Units (IU) of vitamin D per day.
However, in many cases, the cause of vitamin B12 deficiency is unknown," he says. Your risk for deficiency can be assessed by your doctor based on symptoms, diet, your prior medical and surgical history, and complete blood cell count. B12 and breastfeeding. Babies birth through 6 months should consume 0.4 mcg of B12 daily, and 0.5 mcg from 7-12 months.