Children Aged 18 Months Were Given Blood Booster Tablets After Immunization?
My child aged 18 months yesterday was immunized … why was it given a blood booster tablet
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Basically iron deficiency anemia is a problem that is quite often found in children under five in Indonesia. This is especially common in children who are only breastfed, do not receive fortified MPASI, or do not eat adequate iron-containing foods. Therefore, actually IDAI (Indonesian Pediatrician Association) recommends routine iron supplementation for children under 2 years. Anemia in infants and children can cause various complications including impaired growth and development of children, as well as disorders of the child's brain development.
In infants up to the age of 2 years iron supplementation will generally be given in the form of a liquid drop / supplement. If you get in the form of tablets for children, you should ask your doctor again about how to give them to children or ask for iron supplementation in liquid form which is easier to give to children.
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