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A 31-year-old male asked:

i give my infant 4 drops of iron supplement and 2 drops of vitamin d , is it better after or before meal (milk) ?

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Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Wait: Iron should not be taken within 30 to 45 minutes after a milk feed, as the calcium decreases iron absorption. No problem with vitamin d.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Iron;milk together: It is best to administer iron supplements and milk at different times. Vitamin d on the other hand is best administered with milk.

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