Pediatrics
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Herbert L. Muncie Jr., MD, is Professor of Family Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine, LSU Health, New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Muncie is also a faculty member of the National Family Medicine Board Review course.

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A 2-month-old girl is brought to the office by her mother for an initial well-child evaluation. This is the mother’s first child. The pregnancy and vaginal birth were normal, with a birth weight of 3640 g. The mother is exclusively breastfeeding her daughter and plans to start other foods at 4 to 6 months of age. The family lives in an apartment with a fluoride-treated water supply.

The mother asks if she should give the child any nutritional supplements during the first 12 months of life.

Which statement is correct regarding supplements for a healthy breastfed infant?

Begin fluoride supplement drops at age 6 months.

Begin a vitamin D supplement at 400 IU daily.

Begin a vitamin D supplement at 200 IU daily.

No vitamin supplementation is necessary.

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