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Dear Mommies of Knowledge....

I need your help. My beautiful little boy has been found to have an iron deficiency. He is 15 months old. His iron testing came back a "4"...I was told it should be "22". The doctor put him on a liquid iron supplement. He has been on it for 3 weeks. His teeth are soooo gray and getting worse by the day.

We wipe his 8 little teeth down with a soft cloth then brush them with Orajel each time he gets the supplement. He gets the supplement 3 times a day. My heart is broken because it seems there is nothing I can do to save his beautiful smile. :( :( :(

We are going to the dentist but they have already told me there is nothing they can do until he is off the supplement. They said the discoloration is coming from within his system and will not stop until the supplement stops. He has another 9 weeks to go on the supplement. It seems to me like the discoloration could mean the liquid supplements are too strong. Perhaps a more natural method would be possible. Any advice?

    Personally I'd take him off the supplement and get some cast iron cookware to use. Cook what you can in those, do iron rich foods.

    Fermented cod liver oil rebuilds enamel. Magnesium does too, and you can bu flakes to put it in his bath water.
    About Bridgid Redos
    Born: Jackson, Pennsylvania
    Current: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
    Birth: September 24
    On since: Jun 30, 2014
    I am married and lucky enough to be a stay at home Mom to a beautiful, 6 month old boy named Cullen. I attend Capella University and am working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. I LOVE BEING A MOMMY!!! :)