Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: BC | 2008/11/26

Q.

Vitamins for 9 month old baby

My baby has been on an iron supplement since she was 6 months old, the supplement is called Ferromed. Are there any other vitamins I should be giving my baby. She does not eat very well, at best has 4 - 5 baby teaspoons of food per meal. She weighs 7.5kg and is very active. She has been getting sick quite often, coughing and colds. Please could you let me know if you have any tips with feeding as well. Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby's weight is well below the average for a 9 month old baby girl.Vitamins will not help for her poor appetite and frequent illnesses. It would be best to see your paediatrician as she needs a very careful examination and tests to see if she still needs to take iron.

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