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Old 12-28-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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Sick Frequency of Toddler

My son is almost 2 1/2.

I am getting concerned that he gets sick too often. Our doctor keeps saying that it's normal for a toddler to get sick 8-12 times per year, however, my son is getting sick every 2 weeks.

He is literally sick twice a month every month. So a little less than half the month he is constantly fighting the flu, colds, infections, etc.......

I understand toddlers get sick, but this frequency is alarming. Comparing notes with other parents, and their kdis are not sick as often. He's been on anti-biotics twice (for a short period of time).

Is this normal? Should I be getting a 2nd opinion from a doctor?

Should I look into providing vitamins or supplements to boost his immune system?

Any input is appreciated.