Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anon | 2009/07/27

Q.

Iron supplement

My son turned one last week, and is on Nido 1+ milk. He does not sleep very well at night. he is very restless, and wakes up 3 - 4 times. He does not take a dummy, and each time he want to drink some tea before he' ll fall asleep again. do I have to give him a iron supplement or is the Nido enough, if i do need to give him, what can you recommend? I have also read that iron deficiency can cause restless sleeper? Could this be the case, it has been going on since 7 months!!!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is not due to iron deficiency.I am not sure if you are giving your baby regular tea to drink or is it Rooibos tea? Regular tea contains caffeine and will keep him awake, rooibos does not contain caffeine.The Nido is supplemented with iron and he does not need any extra iron.

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