My 13 months old was diagnosed with SC last week. I am reading and learning as this is all new to me. I would appreciate any advice regarding nutrition, medication etc. Drs prescribed daily penicillin  - what are you thoughts on this med for a 13 months old? Are there other alternatives?

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Comment by Janet O. on January 23, 2013 at 1:52pm

Harriet,

My baby who is 1.5 months old with SCD has been taking daily penicillin as well (his pediatrician said probably until he's 5 or 6).  I give him formula that is fortified with probiotics but adding this moringa supplement is interesting, it's the first time I come across it.  I know many people who add moringa to their diets due to it's health benefits so I am definitely going to look into this since I was so hesitant to give my son antibiotics daily for so long (that was before reading the importance of doing that). 

I am also doing research on that will be a better diet for him for when the time comes for him to eat solid foods.  I hope more people with experience with this post, that would be great!

Comment by GL Wilbert on January 5, 2013 at 2:07pm

Hello Harriet,

There is a lot of information that can help you and your child.

First, Penicillin is Standard treatment in order to prevent your child from getting a deadly infection. Some doctors will keep your child medicated on it up to 10 years of age.

You Must keep in mind that Penicillin will kill ALL the bacterial in you child including the healthy flora in the gut.

If you do not re-balance the flora, you will see a yeast infection that will surface over and over. (boy or Girl )

A low dose Pro biotic given at least two hours apart from the Penicillin will help prevent the yeast infection or Candida overgrowth.

Milk and baby food will NOT be enough to keep-up with the high Nutritional demand needed to keep your child healthy and crisis free.

MORINGA has been proven effective in meeting such high demands... Simply add the powder or remove powder from capsules and add to your child milk or baby food daily.

Take a look at the link below which has video as well to understand the wide range of health benefits Moringa can provide: ( I take it everyday! )

http://www.edlagman.com/moringa/moringa-health-benefits.htm

This is a whole food which will not interfere with any other Prescription or Supplement. 

Vitacost.com and swansonvitamins.com offer the best Price. ( $3.99 to $4.49 )

Hope this has helped and I look forward to talking with you and hearing of a healthy update regarding your child...

May the Lord Keep You, Bless You, and cause his face to shine upon you and give you peace!

Comment by Ade Dotun on December 12, 2012 at 5:22pm

Hello Harriet, I hope your child is doing well..here's a relevant post that might be helpful to you:

http://sikcell.com/group/parents/forum/topics/managing-a-sickle-cel...

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