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help i think my kid is getting to much iron

does anyone know what a baby does if they have too much iron....
cuz now she cries a lot and she throws up every thing she eats and its not just a little bit at a time its like half of it and here poop smells!! i mean worse then it ever has!!....
i have asked my doctor to check her iron but she just says its reflux which i know for a fact its not cuz we have done everything they told us to

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:22 PM on Oct. 9, 2009 in Health

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  • And you know more than the doctor because......?

    How old is the "baby"?

    What is the baby fed? (formula poop does, in general, smell horrible, if on food smells even worse)

    One cue for too much iron is constipation. Is the baby constipated?

    Even doing everything you're told, reflux isn't always controlled as one thinks it should be, and there is such a thing as silent reflux.


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • my aunts a nurse and i even asked her!! she said its not normal im not stupid
    and yes she is constipated
    my doctor didnt say anything about what i told her

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:47 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • um iron would turn her stools black if she had too much of definitely sounds like acid reflux...babies can throw up ALOOTTTT when they have that....if what the doc reccomended isnt working tell them!!! it might be your baby has a pretty severe case, or is even lactose intolerant...and might need more agressive treatment...dont ignore your docs advice whatever you do.....and a nurse is right...thats not normal...but even a nurse will tell you to take your baby to a doc and follow a docs advice, cause nurses dont get as much schooling as doctors so doctors are TRAINED to know alot im not discrediting nurses, they know tons....but even a great nurse will tell you docs know more.

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 7:52 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • yeah!! her poop is black when she can go
    thank u i just wanted to make sure i wasnt crazy....
    and i know its not reflux because she had reflux before and it went away and her throwing up just started up again like 3 months ago

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:59 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

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