A 33-year-old member asked:
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can i give prenatal vitamins to my children?

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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 forms that children will generally find less palatable than vitamins designed for children.
Answered on Dec 20, 2016
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 substances and dosages that are not correct for your children. Dispose of them and get you children vitamins that contain the correct dosages for children.
Answered on Apr 10, 2016

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Yes: They do not contain the appropriate levels that you need for the fetus.
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