Remember last week when baby Matti had a short trip at a hospital’s ER? Since his pediatrician was not available during that emergency, I have decided to bring him back to his pedia yesterday for a thorough check up which will give me peace of mind. I really like how she handles her patient and take good care of them.
I have informed her about baby Matti’s tummy issues, she checked him and assured that nothing’s wrong. Though just to be sure, she requested for a CBC, extraction of blood, to check some infection issues. We went to the clinic’s laboratory to have his blood extracted, the little took it so bravely. He did cried but at the end of the extraction and we are about to step out of the laboratory. We waited for the result and just to be bothered with how low his hemoglobin count is. I have a feeling that the blood result means he is anemic.
This was confirmed when we stepped inside the doctor’s office again and she read the result. Of course, she prescribed an iron supplement, Ferlin, increased dosage to his regular vitamin, EnerA Plus, and prescribed a formula milk to give more iron supplement to my anemic Matti.
She explained that breast milk doesn’t have enough iron to supply the growing needs of my soon-to-be turning one son. So supplying him iron supplement everyday will help fight anemia. Also, with the help of a formula milk too. Honestly, I don’t have anything against formula milk but, for me, I prefer to give him fresh milk than a formula milk. I will just give him iron supplement as prescribed by his pedia and increase iron intake when feeding him solid foods. I will try not to give him formula for the mean time.
So, today is the start of his increased dosage of multi-vitamins and additional iron supplement. These vitamins will given given everyday. But if he’ll be experiencing constipation because of the iron supplement, as prescribed by the doctor, he can drink the iron supplement every other day.
Sigh, you’re just like mommy… I am anemic since I was a kid.