Shelby wanted to know, "Is a daily vitamin necessary for young children?"
Dr. Sue writes:
Actually, the answer is, "No, it is not." Unless you are nursing, where we do recommend supplemental vitamin D, it is not necessary to give your child a vitamin, unless your doctor recommends this. Sometimes as a parent, you feel good if you give them a vitamin because they aren't good eaters, which is fine. Remember, if your doctor has recommended your child take a vitamin because they are anemic or breast feeding babies who need extra Vitamin D, make sure you get the product that they recommend.