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can i give prenatal vitamins to my children

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Better if you don't: Prenatal vitamins contain a lot of the same things, but in different quantities that are more appropriate to a mom than to a kid. They are also in fo ... Read More
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Not a good idea: Prenatal vitamins are formulated for the needs of a pregnant woman's body. Children's bodies have different needs. Your prenatal vitamins contain su ... Read More

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
18 years experience Family Medicine
Other option better: No harm in it, really, but a prenatal vitamin doesn't contain the amount of calcium and vitamin d recommended for a woman this age. A multivitamin spe ... Read More
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: yes, there's nothing wrong with doing this
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
18 years experience Family Medicine
Other option better: No harm in it, really, but a prenatal vitamin may not contain the amount of other vitamins and minerals (like calcium and vitamin d) recommended for t ... Read More
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Dr. Gerald Morris
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Vitamins: Yes, senior citizens can take Prenatal Vitamins. Be careful of the Iron content in those vitamins as they can cause upset stomach and even constipati ... Read More
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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Yes and no.: Prenatal vitamins containing various essential nutrients for the development of the fetus, especially Folic acid, and other B complex vitamins, which ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
27 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: Depends on your diet - nothing replaces good nutrition, rest and fitness. Some vitamins - b's - and minerals like iron can support energy levels.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Probably no benefit: Vitamin supplements are unnecessary for the vast majority of people.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
No: no
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probably: The vast majority of people get inadequate levels of vitamins and minerals from their diets, as the food we eat often is deficient in them. Thus, I re ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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It depends.: Prenatal vitamins contain iron as well usually. You may take them all together, but you may have less stomach upset if they are taken separately with ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Missing vit D dose: No problem, 1 missed dose will not affect your baby, besides vitamins D in normally formed by the body from exposure of the skin to the sun. Try ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Unlikely: I've never heard of any vitamins causing breast tenderness. Vitamins are very unlikely to cause fatigue, gas or abdominal pain unless you're allergic ... Read More
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