I have a question maybe some other mamas might be able to help.
My baby just turned 1 and she has been exclusively breastfed for about 10 months and just started showing interest in table food within the past two months. She now eats breakfast, lunch, and dinner with me.
At her 1st year check up the doctor put her on Poly Vitamins with iron.
On the bottle it says no dairy within 2 hours of taking the vitamins.
She breastfeeds every 3 hours, so there is never a time span that she would have to take the vitamins and not have milk within 2 hours.
The pharmacist said the Vitamin C in milk prevents the iron from being absorbed.
I am a little uneasy giving her the supplements anyway because of things I've read about babies getting too much iron.
She was a month early so I am also curious as to why they are just now starting the supplements..I would think she would have had them earlier being as though they get enough iron in the last month from the mother to last them for the first 6 months of life. I brought this up to her pedi but she always just brushed it off saying we would wait until her first year appointment.