My son's dr is soooo concerned that my 8 month old is going to be anemic if I don't start forcing him to eat meat. She wanted me to start solids at 4 months because "your breastmilk isn't good enough and doesn't have enough iron" I ignored her. He has had very little solids by his choice. I'm wanting to do BLW with him. Anyway, he had his levels checked at 6 months (standard protocol at our clinic) and he was on the lower end of the spectrum but was NOT anemic. I myself do not eat alot of meat (never have, I just don't like it) and I have never been and am not anemic. As long as I am not anemic my son is not either right? I'm not sure where I'm going with this, I guess I want reassurance that it's OK if my baby is still pretty much EBF at 8 months.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on Feb. 1, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:46 PM on Feb. 1, 2010
"The researchers found no cases of anemia within the first year in babies breastfed exclusively for seven months and concluded that breastfeeding exclusively for seven months reduces the risk of anemia."
Check out the rest of the article http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/iron.html#uncommon.
You are doing perfect!! Your doctor on the other hand could use the information in the kellymom article. Perhaps print it off and bring it with you the next time you go.
Answer by mama_l at 5:06 PM on Feb. 1, 2010