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Do you give your year old a multivitamin?

My doctor suggested today that I should give all of my kids a multivitamin. I thought multivitamins weren't so great. (health class) I don't know I guess I'm confused..

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Asked by hperezzz at 6:33 AM on Jun. 16, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My daughter has drank Pediasure since she was a year old. It has lots of vitamins in it, and she loves it. She is 5 now so we added a vitamin, too, but her dr. said pediasure was enough when she was a year old.

    Answer by TeriMelisa at 7:04 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • my son is 5 he does not and never has taken a vitamin. he eats a balanced diet and he is a healthy kid

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 7:14 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • When I know my kids have had a bad food day I give them on I started with 1/2 with the age sugested on the bottle. Foods are filled with the amount of v the kids and we need some days we don't get the amount we need if your child is not getting the amount form the food try the supplement weither it be V pill or drink or incourrage food with more nutrition.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:31 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • I had given all my children multivitamins and saw that they crapped more, so as long as they are eating healthy, they really don't need one unless prescribed by a doctor. This is what my family has always done in the past as well according to my mother. Only my opinion.

    Answer by momof4under5 at 9:02 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • my girls do.

    but my youngest has been on iron supplement since her first birthday due to her seizure disorder (low iron stores are a seizure trigger)

    Answer by hypermamaz at 10:03 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • When we returned from China, our doctor suggested that we start her on vitamin drops with iron. We mix them into her fruit or yogurt ever day.

    Answer by DEpley at 10:49 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

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