Re: Poly-Vi-Sol ?
I have to agree with this statement. My doctor recommended I start the vitamins for Vitamin D because it is not natural through food, only sunlight (and really it is only necessary for the absorption of calcium). However, she was very specific not to include iron as that is passed through breastmilk. And I do understand that you are a vegetarian, so you should know that I lost a large portion of my blood in childbirth and would have died had I not received 3 units of blood. I should have received more, but did not. So I was seriously lacking in iron and was on my own supplements. If you eat any iron - kale, broccoli, beets - then you are getting enough iron for yourself, therefore do not need to supplement your very young child. I personally did not go with the Vitamin D either, it was a personal choice based on my research and although my daughter goes days without seeing the sun, she has been fine. If nothing else, I would forego the iron because it could do serious damage to the liver if given improperly. Keep in mind I am not a doctor, so you should research iron overdose for yourself.
Originally Posted by DJ's Mom
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