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#1 of 4 Old 08-29-2012, 06:57 PM - Thread Starter
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My almost 14-month-old son has extensive food allergies including dairy, soy, nuts, seeds, garlic, various beans, and a couple of fruits and vegetables.  He still nurses quite a bit when I'm home, and I'm still pumping at work so he can have breastmilk on the 2-3 days a week that I work.  His growth has never been great, and we recently went to see a nutritionist just to make sure that he's getting enough and that his is reasonably well-balanced given all of his restriction.  She felt like he was doing pretty well, but recommended a multivitamin because she felt that after a year he just might not be getting enough iron and zinc from breast milk any more. I had never planned to give a vitamin (though we did do D-drops last winter because we live in New England and were getting almost no sun), but given how restricted he is, I think it's reasonable at this point.  I have started looking into multivitamins, but am a bit overwhelmed by all of the options.  


Does anyone have a vitamin that they like for their toddler? I'd like something that is whole-foods based without any artificial flavors or colors, obviously.  



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We like Animal Parade chewable vitamins for our DD.

They are made with whole food concentrates. Sweetened with xylitol, gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian.

They also make a Greenz, which we like because our DD decided to become fussy and not eat many greens anymore.

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I know it's not what you're asking, but I would recommend researching the GAPS or SCD diet to possibly overcome some of the allergies.  I think there are some GAPS info threads if you do a search.  Good luck!

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