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Does my 8-month-old need a multivitamin?

My exclusively breastfed 8-month-old has taken to solids in a big way recently. He's a good eater (his favorite is pureed peas!), but I've started to wonder if he needs a multivitamin supplement. Another mom I know, who happens to be a naturopathic doctor, gives her 15-month-old the Rainbow Light NutriStart Multivitamin Powder. But, because my baby's still breastfed and getting lots of nutrients through my milk, would a multivitamin be overkill? I found an answer on pediatric expert Dr. Alan Greene's website. (Dr. Greene specializes in nutrition and holistic medicine for kids, and was a chief resource for our "Organic matters" story in the September 2008 issue.) Do you give your baby or older child multivitamins? Tell us about it. (You can respond to this blog directly, or join in on the Delicious Living community board.)

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