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Old 10-17-2006, 06:50 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone have an anemic child?

DS has been anemic from day one. As an infant we had to feed him formula with added Iron, as he got older and off the formula (13 months) we had to make sure that he had some red meat or iron fortified veggies and sometimes add the liquid drops to his water or juice.
When he was 1-1/2 we had to start giving him Flintstones chewables with added Iron.
He gets his hemoglobin checked at every appt and while it is still around 9-10 its not as bad as what it was (about 5-6). A good hemoglobin check will be at a 12, but a 10 or 11 is good too, BUT every doctor considers it differently.
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