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Are There Any Particular Vitamins I Should Give To My 8yo Boy
Multivitamin: A well rounded eater with plenty of veggies and fruits in their diet, will not really even need vitamins. However, vitamins in normal dosing will not cause problems either. Therefore, a regular children's multi-vitamin is a decent option for all children regardless of dietary status and a good option for the pickiest eaters. It just may not be necessary for healthy eaters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm exclusively breastfeeding my 9months old boy.at night also 2-3 times when he is fussy. bad for him? (Give vitamin D regularly)
Introduce food: An otherwise healthy 9 month old should be eating soft foods by now. Food should be introduced between 4 and 6 months of age to promote fine motor movements of the tongue and mouth, increase iron stores, and promote a healthy GI system. You may continue to breast feed at the same time, and his primary source of nutrition is still milk. Speak with your pediatrician if there are medical concerns ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What vitamin over-doses would be most harmful to a fifteen-year-old boy? Please list as many possible!
A, D, E, B6, Iron: One can consume too much of the fat-soluble vitamins a, d & e, but one has to take massive amounts to get into trouble. Taking 25, 000 units of a for many months can be toxic. Vit d toxicity has not been reported with doses under 40, 000 iu/day. Doses of e over 1500 iu/day may cause bleeding. B6 over 250 mg/day can cause neuropathy. While not a vitamin, over 1000 mg of elemental iron is dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 19 years old and ima boy and i don't eat right at all lol so i was wondering what type of vitamins I should take?
Food: You get the best nutrition from food , not a vitamin. At your age you need 5 dairy to get your bones strong for the future( you can only do this until you are 30 and the process slows as you get closer) eat 4 1/2 cup servings of fruit a day & 5 1/2 cup servings of veggies. Eat mostly fish and poultry and limit the junk. Red meats should be 2 a week. If you must centrum makes a good vitamin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a hgb of 11.2 concerning for a boy who JUST turned 4? Dr suggested iron vitamin but I still worry. Thank you!
No Endorsement: First, you may be surprised but many physicians would not recommend any vitamin for a healthy teenager aged 18 years of age. Second, Health Tap physicians do not endorse any specific products. ...Read more
Daily multivitamin: Eating a small amount of colorful whole vegetables daily by foods of preferred taste helps a person gradually develop a taste for healthy vegetables. Increase the amount over time. Meanwhile, in the absence of i and identified vitamin deficiency, a basic once daily multivitamin is generally safe and potentially useful as it provides the minimum daily requirements to avoid deficiency. ...Read more
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