A member asked:

Can i give prenatal vitamins to my children?

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Dr. Bryan Levey answered

Specializes in 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 12/20/2016


Dr. Howard Schneider answered

Specializes in 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 4/10/2016



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