How Much Should Children Take?
Consider assimilation ability, age, weight, extent
of symptoms of deficiency. Always use common sense. Build confidence
in what you're doing and work with that motherly instinct. Respect
your doubts and intuitions.
Basic Formula to Follow
Take the weight of the child and divide it by 150 lbs. (weight of average adult). This will equal the fractional amount of adult dosage required. Adult dosages are listed on labels.
Adult dose is 2 capsules, 3 times per day (or 6 capsules). A 60 pound child would take 60 divided by 150 which equals .40 or 40%. 40% of the adult dosage of 6 capsules would be 2.4 capsules a day. This is a general rule to follow. Start out with 1/2 of the amount initially and work up to the above amount after a couple of doses to be sure the herbs settle well with the child.