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Old 01-24-2013, 02:48 PM   #8
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Re: Does Zinc Pass Through Breastmilk

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Wow that's incredible! Did they ever find out what caused him to be so deficient? Not a mal-absorption issue since supplements are working...or was it?
He was probably deficient at birth due to his birth mom being very sick during pregnancy and unable to eat much. He also used up whatever stores he had trying to repair his skin (zinc is necessary for skin regeneration and repair). On top of that he's been diagnosed with multiple allergies and has inflammation to his upper intestine that blocks absorption of some things. He had a lot of cards stacked against him. I posted his hospital saga a while back. It's titled "The diaper rash that led to hospitalization" if you want to see pics and such.

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