I am thinking of stopping the baby oatmeal, my dd is having trouble pooping again and I am hoping that this might help her. She still needs the iron though, and is breastfed so she isn't getting the extra iron that formula provides. What are some good iron rich foods that a 7 month old can have?Answer Question
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:21 PM on Jul. 30, 2010
The iron in milk is in a form that is well absorbed. Breastfed babies get enough iron from breastfeeding for at least 9 mo if they were healthy and full term. By that time they should be eating real meat and getting iron from eat. Babies never need cereal.
http://www.kellymom.com/ is a good breastfeeding website that has starting solids info including info about iron.
For babies that weren't full term and healthy you can have simple tests done for anemia and if your baby doesn't have enough iron feed more meat or iron supplement. Iron is important for brain growth in infants. Meat is the best source of iron.
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