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    Low hemoglobin in babies
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    jbailey1951 posted:
    My great grandson is about 3 weeks old and has low hemoglobin count and I was wondering if there are any treatments out there other than a blood transfusion? His doctor keeps talking about a possible blood transfusion and that bothers me.
     
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    countyourblessings13 responded:
    I know very little about blood transfusions, except in surgeries and after car accidents, but even making sure the infant formula he is drinking contains a high percentage of nonfat milk, as opposed to corn syrup solids, can make an infant stronger. (No, I don't work for Enfamil or Similac, but I do have a healthy four month daughter.)
     
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    jbailey1951 responded:
    Thank you.


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