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Toddler anemia

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lahooks Sat 11-Aug-18 17:34:04

When would you expect to start seeing a difference with starting iron supplement (prescribed by doctor) in a 14 month old?
It was only picked up due to having tests for his immune system which picked up low iron...

Booboostwo Sat 11-Aug-18 18:07:59

My DD was anemic at 14mo and had three months of iron, retested and was fine and has been fine since. At the time they did rule our a couple of other possibilities (thalassemia, hard metal poisoning) and assumed it was nutritional (she was not very keen on meat and still breastfed a lot). The nutritional deficiency diagnosis was confirmed when her iron levels recovered after supplementation.

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