Vitamins: Keeping Your Young Child Well

A discussion that always comes up is boosting your child’s immune system.  As mothers, we love to be proactive in our children’s health, whether that is preventively or in treating conditions, allergies and special needs they have. Children’s vitamins and supplements may be traditional, holistic or nutritional.  Nutrition is the foundation to your child’s health. Offer a […]

A discussion that always comes up is boosting your child’s immune system.  As mothers, we love to be proactive in our children’s health, whether that is preventively or in treating conditions, allergies and special needs they have.

Children’s vitamins and supplements may be traditional, holistic or nutritional.  Nutrition is the foundation to your child’s health. Offer a diet that including a rainbow of food choices throughout each day.  A method of ensuring that you offer a balanced diet including whole foods, select foods of  all colors to appeal to your child’s appetite and offer adequate vitamin through diet (strawberries are red, squash is orange, bananas are yellow).  Children require a nutritious diet to support their growth and development, one that includes fruit, vegetables, proteins, legumes, whole grains and healthy fats.

Discuss With Your Provider

Vitamins and supplements are a topic that infrequently comes up with pediatricians, so feel comfortable to start the conversation at your next visit.

  • DHA
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D3
  • Vitamin D
  • Iron
  • Probiotics
  • Multi-Vitamin Drops (+/- Flouride)

Other Options to Discuss with Your Health Provider

  • Sambucas/ Elderberry
  • Echinacea
  • Essential Oils
  • Chamomilla
  • Garlic
  • Astragalus

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