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How do you take iron supplement drops?

How do you take iron supplement drops?

Not Necessary: Iron supplementation is not necessary in healthy children, toddlers or infants. There is an ample amount in formula and breast milk and in children in their normal diets. If the child has iron anemia you can treat with iron drops to replenish the iron stores needed to maintain a normal red blood cell count. Ask your doctor whether your child needs iron. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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How do you take iron supplement drops?

Not Necessary: Iron supplementation is not necessary in healthy children, toddlers or infants. There is an ample amount in formula and breast milk and in children in their normal diets. If the child has iron anemia you can treat with iron drops to replenish the iron stores needed to maintain a normal red blood cell count. Ask your doctor whether your child needs iron. ...Read more

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The haemogoblin result for my 9,5months old baby is 11. Is this number satisfying or is he anemic ? Should i give him additional iron drops ? His pediatric advice 0,5ml of iron drops per day but somehow i am not really sure of this iron supplement. Help.

The haemogoblin result for my 9,5months old baby is 11. Is this number satisfying or is he anemic ? Should i give him additional iron drops ? His pediatric advice 0,5ml of iron drops per day but somehow i am not really sure of this iron supplement. Help.

Anemia and Iron: According to the World Health Organization, a hemoglobin of 11.0mg/dL or above is normal for a 9-12 month old infant. However, not all infants and toddlers with iron deficiency are anemic. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends iron supplement drops between 6-12 months of age if the infant is not yet eating iron rich complementary (solid) foods . ...Read more

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The haemogoblin level for My 9,5 months old baby is 11. Is this number satisfying or is he anemic ? Should i give him iron supplement ? His doctor advise 0,6ml of iron drops daily. Is it necessary ? Thank you.

The haemogoblin level for My 9,5 months old baby is 11. Is this number satisfying or is he anemic ? Should i give him iron supplement ? His doctor advise 0,6ml of iron drops daily. Is it necessary ? Thank you.

Low normal: With all tests there is a range of what might be considered normal.I look at this as being at the lower end of the normal range.The iron supplement at that age is fine in that amount and provides assurance that iron deficiency will not limit baby's growth.That said, you can get iron in many cereals, legumes and meats. ...Read more

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Why should you need iron supplement if your body can recycle iron?

Why should you need iron supplement if your body can recycle iron?

Only if iron is low: Iron supplementation is not needed unless there is iron loss through bleeding or inability to absorb iron from food or water. The only way one can lose iron is through bleeding, either from excessive menses, or bleeding from the bowel. Bleeding from other areas is usually very noticeable. ...Read more

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Does iron supplement irritate liver?

Does iron supplement irritate liver?

If you take too much: If you take more iron than you actually need to this can cause an overload of iron in your liver and as a consequence unwanted inflammation of it. In order to know if you are actually in need of iron supplement you need to have blood work done. Regular multivitamins contain a balanced iron supplement if you take them as prescribed. Follow up with your doctor on this. ...Read more

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Do I need to give my baby an iron supplement?

Do I need to give my baby an iron supplement?

Only Breast Feeding?: If your baby is not eating solid food at 4 months of age and is breast feeding.American Academy Of Pediatrics recommend giving Iron Supplement of 11 mgm per day. Because breast milk contains little iron and your babies own iron reserves wont be sufficient to make the difference.Once the baby start eating iron rich foods then probably will not need the supplement. ...Read more

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Does spinach have any disadvantage as an iron supplement?

Does spinach have any disadvantage as an iron supplement?

No: Whole foods especially in the raw state is the best way to get your vitamins and minerals such as iron. An apple for example has over 12, 000 phytonutrients. I feel this is much better than taking man made synthetic pills. ...Read more

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Anemia, Iron Deficiency (Definition)

When children are iron deficient, or are consuming a diet that may not have enough iron, iron supplement drops are available. ...Read more


Iron (Definition)

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