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Is it ok to give 28 months old child vitamins as a supplement as she is been avoiding foods lately?
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Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics
In brief: Picky eater
An age appropriate multivitamin is fine.
However, I find a lot of these children are drinking too much. Limit milk to 16oz/day, fresh fruit, instead of juice, she will be hungrier. No walking around the house with a cup, as her 'best friend'! It gives her a constant feeling of fullness. Offer food, at meals and snacks, before beverages. Also, see your ped to make sure she's growing right.

In brief: Picky eater
An age appropriate multivitamin is fine.
However, I find a lot of these children are drinking too much. Limit milk to 16oz/day, fresh fruit, instead of juice, she will be hungrier. No walking around the house with a cup, as her 'best friend'! It gives her a constant feeling of fullness. Offer food, at meals and snacks, before beverages. Also, see your ped to make sure she's growing right.
Dr. Cindy Williams
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Generally available vitamin preparations are safe for toddlers & older children but the vitamins wash out daily unless they are needed.
I like the liquid preps untill kids are talking so i can be sure they don't think its a treat and end up in an er after taking someones meds.Most toddlers that age slow to 2-3"/4lb/yr growth and seem to eat well 3-5 days a month, so the kid may not really need one.

In brief: Yes
Generally available vitamin preparations are safe for toddlers & older children but the vitamins wash out daily unless they are needed.
I like the liquid preps untill kids are talking so i can be sure they don't think its a treat and end up in an er after taking someones meds.Most toddlers that age slow to 2-3"/4lb/yr growth and seem to eat well 3-5 days a month, so the kid may not really need one.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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