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Iron deficient toddler

Ok, DD just got re tested for lead and she is still low in iron. I have her on a multi-vitamin with iron and attempt to get her to eat more red meat but she isn't interested in meat as a whole. Doesn't like broccoli. Need some ideas for toddler interesting foods to get more iron into her otherwise her lead levels won't drop much. (she's not toxic, at a 6 but needs to be below 5)


Asked by Jademom07 at 10:58 AM on May. 24, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Easy. Dried apricots. They contain a lot of iron, plus vitamin C to help the iron be absorbed by the body better. Take some dried apricots, soak them in water or apple juice for several hours and puree them. Use the puree in muffins, cookies or even brownies. Other good sources include legumes (beans and peas) and whole grains, so switching to whole-grain bread is a good idea.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:02 AM on May. 24, 2010

  • raisins too : )

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 3:17 PM on May. 24, 2010

  • Smoothies: frozen banana, frozen blueberries, Kale (lots of iron and calcium), kiwi or orange juice or another source of vitamin C (to increase the absorption of iron), yogurt. Beans and lentils are great sources of iron.

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    Answer by rkoloms at 3:38 PM on May. 24, 2010