Our expert says:
If your 16 month old toddler is eating a variety of foods (milk and dairy products, meat, fish, eggs, cereals and bread, fruit and vegetables and small quantities of soft margarine or sunflower, canola or olive oil) then it is really not necessary to give him a multivitamin and mineral supplement. If he is exhibiting symptoms of deficiency like iron deficiency anaemia or suppressed immunity then you can discuss the use of a paediatric multivitamin and mineral supplement with your pharmacist. Excessive intakes of certain vitamins (esp Vit A) can be harmful and 'more is not always better!'
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