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13 months old. Legs became week, body lowered while walking. Prescribed iron supplements. Right medication?

My son is 13 months. Yesterday, I noticed that while walking, his legs became weak. He did not fall however his body lowered; yet he maintained his balance and continued walking. It happened about 5-6 times. I monitored him throughout the evening. It happened once more after his bath. At his one year checkup, the pediatrician stated that his iron was low and prescribed an iron supplement , however I have yet to give it to him.
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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Please do not worry.
In toddlers the upper body is heavier than the lower body and the child may lose balance occasionally while walking . If his doctor has examined him thoroughly and there has been no bony deformity ( of hip or legs ) then it's not worrisome .
However please do give him iron supplements as per advised and if the problem persists do get him evaluated by a pediatrician or pediatric orthopedist to rule out any disorder of hip bone or leg muscle weakness.
To maintain his health do give him a balanced diet rich in calcium too ( dairy products , raagi etc)
Hope you find this information helpful.
Wishing him good health.
Answered: Wed, 21 Nov 2012
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