Today, 12:01 AM
scoob626, have you researched lead poisoning? I am sorry this is not my area, but a quick look at some reliable medical websites, I am not seeing the connection between lead exposure and vitamin drop recommendation... And If the test was normal, I mean...why the heck is she scaring you with lead concerns anyway? Odd.
Has your child's iron level been tested? How is his overall health, growth?
I had one child who did test a tad low for iron at 9 months, and in the case of that one child, on the recommendation of the pediatrician we saw at the time who was not our usual one, I did give him supplements of iron (not a multi) But he spit at least 90% back up, so we gave up after a few weeks. A few months later he tested normal. And our regular pediatrician was back by then and told me he never would have worried about the Iron at the levels it was for our son anyway, given his obvious robust health otherwise. He also told me he did not typically suggest multies or even vitamin D. So, doctors are not in agreement in this area. But I do think that actual low iron is one reason to seriously consider iron supplements.
I forget if your child is exclusively breastfed or also gets formula? Formula already contains added vitamins and iron. Breastmilk has vitamins too, of course. But not added to it, obviously.
The drawback of giving vitamins to any person who does not need them, is simply that they do not need them. Generally the body takes in the amount of a vitamin it...