Vitamins: a good idea?
There is no evidence that vitamin and mineral supplements help children’s health in any way unless the child has a deficiency of some kind. And remember – very few children suffer from vitamin deficiencies. Check with your doctor if you think that might be the case.
What to ask your doctor and pharmacist
When your doctor prescribes medicine for your child, you might like to ask:
What is the medicine prescribed for?
Will it have side effects? (For example, high doses of vitamins A and D can accumulate in the body and cause side effects.)
How soon will it start to work?
How much should I give my child and how should I give it to him?
Should I give the medicine at any specific time, like before or after food?
How long should the prescription last?
Will the medicine interact or interfere with anything else my child is taking?
Does the medicine need to be kept in the fridge or away from light or heat?
Can I put the medicine in food, or should I be giving my child certain foods with the medicine?
If you are getting over-the-counter medicine from the chemist, you should ask the pharmacist all of the questions above. Also ask about:
whether the medicine is safe for your child
how long you should wait to visit your doctor if problems don’t go away
alcohol or aspirin in the ingredients.
After reading this, I am not sure now that we would need to give him supplements. I think, we just need to be patient in giving our little boy healthy and fresh food so he will be back to his tuxedo good-looking self.