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A 68-year-old female asked:

i am 68 years old - are vitamin b12 injections a good thing going forward?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Vitamin b12 : Vitamin b12 (b12) is needed by the body for several things, but most noted as a needed nutrient for the nervous system. It is not common to have a b12 deficiency if you eat animal products like eggs and meat. A B12 deficiency can also occur if you can't absorb B12. B12 injections are needed in rare cases when your body can't absorb B12. There no other reason for a b12 injection

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Should I take prenatal vitamins if i'm breastfeeding?

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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Many women are vitamin d deficient which will contribute to vitamin d deficiency in the baby (rickets). The baby should also receive a vitamin d supplement.
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Does the fact that my baby bruises easily mean he has a vitamin deficiency?

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
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No: As older infants and toddlers become mobile, they often fall and develop minor injuries. Bruising on the legs, below the knees, is very common in toddlers. However, easy bruising in non-mobile infants, bruising in uncommon places (back, stomach, upper thighs), or frequent nose or mouth bleeding might be a sign that something is wrong with your babies clotting system and needs medical attention.
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Why should I get a vitamin K shot for my baby?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Prevents bleeding: Vitamin k is crucial to prevent bleeding, and newborns cannot make enough vitamin K by themselves. It is critical to receive this shot at birth, otherwise bleeding, brain damage and death can result. It is safe for your baby to receive the shot.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Does vitamin B6 relieve morning sickness?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Some find that it helps. Ginger, oregano, anise, fennel are also good.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is taking my prenatal vitamin and a daily supplement together too much?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Probably: You just need to take one of them. I tell patients that a centrum or one a day or two flintstones chewables are just as good as an super expensive, designer prenatal vitamin.

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