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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
54 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Give iron supplement (feosol drops or ferrous sulfate syrup) when a child mostly weans off formula and switches to regular homogenized milk (this occu ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Not long.: Iron deficiency corrects pretty quickly with iron treatment. If the level of anemia was severe it may take longer. I would say that the pallor shoul ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency by : Itself is a sickness albeit readily treatable with supplements.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Especially in 6-24: month-olds, iron deficiency &/or iron-deficiency anemia can cause developmental delays that may persist & impaired immune systems. Most commo ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
39 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Not necessarily: You don't mention how old the baby is, but iron deficiency is rare before 6 months except in babies born prematurely. You don't mention how low the he ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Julia Sundel
18 years experience Pediatrics
Blood test: Your baby can look pale, feel tired, sleep more than usual and/or have a decreased appetite. Often times, a baby won't have any symptoms and the defic ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cow's milk ingestion: is associated with a higher incidence of iron deficiency. Neither C or Breast M contain iron, but iron in the diet is absorbed more readily with BM t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: Iron is necessary to make red blood cells, as well as for normal growth and development. Iron deficiency in infancy may be associated with development ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Ill health: Iron deficiency is common in infants that are breasf fed entirely and will result in anemia or low blood hemoglobin. Depending on the severity it coul ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Variable Sx: Babies are born with a pool of iron in their body & hemaglobin that they begin growing out of as the double/triple their weight.Deficiency leads to gr ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Katz
26 years experience Pediatrics
Many symptoms: Anemia, or low iron, can cause your infant to be pale, irritable, more tired than normal, weak or have rapid heart rate or fast breathing. It can usua ... Read More
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