Martin D. Fried MD Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 3200 Sunset AVe Ocean NJ (732)682-3425 www.HealthyDays.info Produced by DrMDK.com
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Male Speaker: Our formulas most of them have iron. I don't know why some are making with no iron. Is there any rational taking the iron under the formula? Male Speaker: The reason why most formulas have iron is because if they are casein predominant, casein causes little episodes of bleeding that are not visible. It's called microangiopathic hemolytic anemia. So you will loose iron by ingesting a casein formula. They makeup for that by giving you more iron. Also at about four to six months of age when the child is growing that's about the point when they are at the lowest in their iron stores and they need iron supplementation even if, if they are on breast milk. Male Speaker: Frank Oski, who used to be head of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins institutions along the way, actually felt that if the kid got severely anemic the first year the child's intelligence at risk, is that true? Male Speaker: Yes they have definitely shown a correlation between iron deficiency and anemia. Male Speaker: I heard a lecture when they did studies with low iron and no iron formulas and regular iron contained formulas the degree of colic like symptoms was identical, is ones the parents did not know what they had. Is that true? Male Speaker: According to Frank Oski iron is not related to constipation, iron is not related to colic. Frank Oski actually was the Chairman at Syracuse University Medical Center, where I went to medical school at the same time and he used to tell us all the time, cow's milk is for cows and mother's milk is for infants.