Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Cindy | 2011-12-09

Q.

Suppliments

Since my little one was 2 weeks old, my doc advised me to give her Vitamin D oil (drops) every day to help with calcium absorption.
My doc did not advise me on any other supplements BUT another new mom told me that her paediatrician told her that all babies need iron and calcium supplements. Is this true???

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

No, this is not necessary. Babies get adequate amouts of calcium and iron from milk.Most infant formulas are fortified with iron.

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