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Should I give my toddler vitamins

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Although most children can get all vitamins and nutrients they need from a well balanced diet, there are some times when a multivitamin can be helpful ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: A natural drop in feeding happens as growth slows from a 14lb/10in/yr in 1st yr to a 5lb/4inch/yr in 2nd. They also drive you crazy with their food se ... Read More
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, if off formulas: The general recommendation is that toddlers should be given extra vitamin d unless they are already taking in 400 units a day from dairy in their diet ... Read More

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
13 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If your toddler is eating a well balanced diet with sources of protein, green leafy veggies and dairy products a vitamin is probably not needed. (if ... Read More
Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: My approach to this is that a child eating a balanced diet is unlikely to need extra vitamins. Most healthy and balanced diets, including good dairy ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
34 years experience Pediatrics
None: If your toddler's diet includes a wide range of good foods, then no vitamins are necessary. Fluoride supplementation, on the other hand, may be necess ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
18 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
None really: Children with zinc deficiency often have suppressed appetite. However your doctor should test for this before starting extra zinc supplements. Other v ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Several: Basically a chewy gumybear or flinstone or whatever yoou can get them to take is fine!
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Claude
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably not: You should call poison control and your pediatrician. Children vitamins are pretty benign but 20 is more than the daily recommended dose. look for an ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
13 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Breastfed infants need vitamin d supplements, however once a child is eating solid food and drinking vitamin d fortified milk it is not necessary as t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
1000: 1000 units of vitamin d daily through nutrition and/or multivitamin supplementation is adequate to avoid vitamin d deficiency with out running the ri ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
See below.: The 3-6mg dose is 3-6mg/kg of body weight per day. The 18mg is a total dose.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes but.......: You need no meds to stop breastfeeding but you do need to stop. Transitions are hard & the kid will deal with it eventually. Feeding the kid now w ... Read More
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