A 34-year-old member asked:
my son is 2, and refuses to eat almost anything at all. what do you suggest to ensure hes getting the right amount of nutrients/vitamins/minerals?
2 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Discuss with Pediatr: Pediatricians well know that most. Children do not eat from age 1 to 8. One strategy is to leave them to take food in their hands. Give multivitaminic supplements. If they are not diabetic ....Give them milk shakes ( add olive oil and sugar to them ). Avoid snacks, sodas, candies between meals.
6.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not to worry: I agree with dr hernandez. Children are clever...But parents are more clever! you provide him with a balanced meal and if he chooses not to eat that is his choice (not the best one mind you!). He will eat when he is hungry. Avoid becoming a short order cook trying to find something he will eat. Provide the food and if he doesn't eat don't worry. I have seen toddlers go 7 days not eating solids.
6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Do I have to feed my baby formula to make sure he is getting the right vitamins?
7 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: Breastmilk is a near perfect food for baby. The only thing it's missing is vitamin d, so breast fed babies should get 400 iu of vitamin d a day (1 ml of poly-vi-sol or d-vi-sol). As long as mom is eating a healthful diet and your pediatrician thinks your baby is growing well, you shouldn't have to supplement with formula. Around 4-6 months start giving your baby rice cereal for extra iron.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to take vitamin C while pregnant?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Yes: In recommended standard doses, yes. You probably already have enough in your prenatal vitamin. Taking "more" vitamins and minerals in the form of supplements does not improve health.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
How can I ensure I am making the best decisions during pregnancy and birth?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Get information: The reality is we never know if the decisions we make turn out for the very best. We can't. But we can make the best decisions with the information we have at hand. Be sure that you understand all your options and the most common risks. If you don't understand something, ask again. Then keep in mind your goals: a happy healthy baby and mom.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 42-year-old female asked:
My son had small bumps in his face-chicken bumps as they call.Is there any cream to apply to treat it.?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
More info: "chicken bumps" are more commonly seen on the arms and legs and do well with cod liver oil (orally). On the face...Depends on the age. If a newborn is one thing. Older children i would want to see the rash before offering suggestions. In general there is a great cream..Called schmoove. Can be ordered from maker. Check it out at www.Franzcenter.Com under herbaceuticals.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
What is the best vitamin C supplement?
1 doctor answer • 6 doctors weighed in
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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