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My daughter is 8 months.. I have been advised by paed to give iron syrup to her... I checked with all my friends no one is giving.. is it really necessary?

Vaibhav Jain
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Updated on May 03, 2017

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Mahima Krishna

| May 04, 2017

hi vaibhav... sometimes it's suggested because of various aspects like climatic conditions, iron absorption etc... specially during the weaning process babies tend to resist eating and want to feed from the mother. my baby is also exclusively breastfed but I was suggested to give heamozink an iron supplement in combination of zinc ... sometimes babies look pale due to it so....

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Dharani Kumar

| May 04, 2017

Vaibhav.... if it's normal you no need to worry and stop giving iron supplement and start fed with iron rich food or friuts along with regular routine feeding pattern of ur baby as Pulamo told

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Vaibhav Jain

| May 03, 2017

Hi, she was mostly breastfed with formula once in a while.. For how long these iron supplements to be given? Its almost 1. 5 month now..

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Alekhya

| May 03, 2017

hi, even I was advised by my pead to give iron syrup to my baby from 6 months old. but the thing is.. my baby is mixed fed. I gave his formula milk and breast feeding. as formula fed babies don't have enough iron in their body I was advised for iron syrup. but if ur baby is completely on breastfeeding then there is no need for u to give iron syrup. u can give honey water instead.

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puloma pandey

| May 03, 2017

Hi Vaibhav, i have also not given. But it depends on your babies iron requirement and that is visible to your doctor. You can also supplement iron through food like pomegranate juice, spinach, beetroot juice, banana mashed in milk.

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