You have set your question out very well.In this age group pica is almost always due to a nutritional deficiency especially iron. However your baby son is really taking his pica to extremes and you have already been giving him an iron supplement for some time.Usually pica stops when children get an iron supplement. He certainly requires blood tests to see if he still has any iron or other deficiencies such as a folic acid deficiency.He should be seen by his paediatrician These tests should have been done when he first started this habit.He should also be screened for epilepsy.
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