Herbal Supplements for Infants?

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics revealed that 9 percent of infants were given herbal supplements or teas before their first birthday. Some were as young as one month. The American Academy of Pediatrics cautions parents and caregivers that some supplements may pose health risks. Consult your pediatrician for advice.

2 thoughts on “Herbal Supplements for Infants?

  1. Louis Carabini

    Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dietetic Association say nutrition is best gained through food, and routine vitamin use isn’t needed if children have a good and varied diet. But some children do not get enough essential vitamins.

  2. Diane Palmer

    I think giving a herbal supplement to an infant is wrong. You don’t use them until they are old enough and really need them. always ask your doctor before giving your child any herbs or drugs. Herbal remedies are safe taken the right way.

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