Later on, I started doing some research & have found one study that talks about how giving iron supplements to a newborn exclusively breastfed baby can actually cause them to NOT absorb iron as well & they get LESS iron because of it. I've also read that it's kind of standard practice for peds to prescribe iron supplements to exclusively breastfed babies because there's some view that they are iron deficient.
Like I said above, I just don't feel right about giving them to her & my husband doesn't either. The ped never did an actual test to see if she's iron deficient, he just prescribed them. I've also heard they can cause constipation. Has anyone seen any other studies or does anyone have any other info on this? We did give them to her for the first couple days & aside from green poo, have not seen any bad effects, but we just don't feel right about it. Advice?