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July 6th, 2011, 03:05 PM
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Does your dr check your babies iron level? I always here drs checking it but mine never checked Logans and has not done Gavins.....

does your dr check? (very interested to see what other Canadian moms say, and all others)
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July 6th, 2011, 03:06 PM
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July 6th, 2011, 04:06 PM
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Never here. But when we signed up at our wic appt they checked us both and said we were good. That was a month ago.
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July 6th, 2011, 04:13 PM
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Just at his 9 month checkup
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July 6th, 2011, 04:40 PM
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They checked Iris's today (first time) and it was low so she is taking Iron supplements
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July 6th, 2011, 07:31 PM
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July 7th, 2011, 05:51 AM
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My older kids were tested at 2 and 4 and that was only because they were very thin, occasionally lethargic and picky eaters. There was nothing wrong with their iron levels.
I gave iron supplements to my first for a month(he was 9 months old, the recommended age to start)but the supplement was expensive, increased ds's digestive problems and was a horror to get him to take. Maybe they have something different now but then it was a black syrup that smelled like a tractor. It really smelled like a tractor!
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July 7th, 2011, 08:43 AM
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Our pedi checks iron levels at the 9 months appointment.
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