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19 months old baby has ferritin 7(22-291) iron 61(40-100) ibcu 470(110-370) tibc 531(228-428) transferrin % saturation 11(14-57) RBC 19.8(12-16)?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Iron deficiency

Your toddler has iron deficiency and should be getting some replacement.
Discuss with your pediatrician. There are different multivitamin otc you can consider as a supplement.

In brief: Iron deficiency

Your toddler has iron deficiency and should be getting some replacement.
Discuss with your pediatrician. There are different multivitamin otc you can consider as a supplement.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Also, limiting milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day helps. Iron deficiency can cause developmental delays. firstsigns.org has screens.
Dr. Scott Diede
The amount of iron in an OTC multivitamin (MVI) is usually not sufficient for the initial treatment of iron deficiency in a toddler. You should obtain a prescription for iron from your pediatrician. Once your child's iron levels are normal, then switching to a MVI is reasonable.
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