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How do I get my 12 month old to take iron supplements?

How do I get my 12 month old to take iron supplements? Topic: How do I get my 12 month old to take iron supplements?
September 17, 2019 / By Evangeline
Question: My daughter had her 1 year check up today and they did a finger poke for anemia. Her iron levels are low so the doctor gave her a prescription for Fer-in-sol drops. I can't get her to take it at all. (She doesn't take a bottle or sippy cup, she nurses, and won't take it from a syringe or dropper). It tastes nasty-I tried it to see what the fuss was all about. We tried mixing it with ice cream but that just pissed her off. Please, someone give me some ideas on what can mask the taste and how to get her to take it. I am stressing like crazy so please help!
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Codie Codie | 5 days ago
She should only be having a few drops of an iron supplement, so trace that it can very easily be mixed in with a cup of juice (she should be earning how to use a sippy cup at this age), ice cream or whatever. If the drops you've been prescribed require you to use a lot, simply buy some over the counter drops that don't require you to give her so much.
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Codie Originally Answered: How can I stop constipation due to iron supplements?
The stool softeners are not going to create a dependency. Laxatives like Ex-Lax and such cause a laxative dependency. Another thing you could try is Activia or a probiotic. Of course fiber is a must as is lots of water consumption and daily physical exercise.
Codie Originally Answered: How can I stop constipation due to iron supplements?
Tell your doctor the ferro-sequels aren't helping. Eat prunes, drink prune juice, make sure you're getting enough fiber.

Bellinda Bellinda
Mash potato pretty much hides all tastes. I used to sneak vegetables my son wouldn't eat in to mash. Yogurt and rich flavoured ice-creams are good too, and pretty easy to get kids to eat. I know you're stressed but you gotta act natural when you give it to her. If you're hovering over her or wide eyed watching her eat it, she'll know something up. Careful what you say in front of her, they can understand almost everything you say by this age. Also, there's a lot of food that's really high in Iron. It might be an idea to have a flick through a few websites anyway for the future, she probably could use a little more in her diet. The richest foods that kids might like are: Baked beans, raisins, dried apricots, broccoli and Most cereal has added iron even though wheat and oats do contain iron anyway. You can review more about cereal here http://www.thirdage.com/nc/fgm/breakfast...
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Adriana Adriana
My kids went nuts for freezer pops. I purchased a freezer pop mold at a $1 store. Puree 1 cup fruit (my kids likes strawberries, apples, bananas,etc.) Mix with 1 cup jello (made to package directions.. I used lemon Jello a lot, my kids liked it) Pour into mold and then mix 1 days drops into each pop and freeze. The sweetness masks the flavor and the kids love the pops. Also made Jello Jiggler's with the drops in them, Get fun shaped ice cube trays at the $1 store to make daily portions. Mix a package of jello with 1/2 the water called for on the package, pour into tray mix days drops into each Jiggler and chill. Go for stronger flavors of jello as they mast the flavor better. If the strength of the iron drops flavor is still too much consider breaking it up even more so your child gets 2 Jiggler's or pops in a day to get their daily dose. A dose doesn't need to be given all at once to be effective, spread it out so the flavor isn't so strong in any one item.
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Adriana Originally Answered: Help! My OB put me on Iron and now I need your help.?
The pharmacist was talking about regualr stool softeners...they have brands specifically designed for pregnnat woman, as wll as prenatals with the softner right in it. Ask your Dr. about Pre-Nexa prenatals, those are plant based, easily digested plus the softener. Honestly, the best thing for constipation is to drink ALOT of water....it's the only thing that really helps.

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