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naturala remadies for iron

i am taking my son off or the iron the dr gave him because it us stainging his teeth black, does anyone know of any natural iorn tips

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juggalosteph

Asked by juggalosteph at 10:07 PM on Dec. 4, 2008 in Kids' Health

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  • Iron Rich Foods:
    # Beef, Pork, Lamb (Pick red meats that are lean)
    # Green Leafy Vegetables: Spinach, Asparagus, Broccoli, Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Kale, Turnip Greens, Parsley, Cabbage
    # Certain fortied foods: Cereals, Oatmeal, Pasta, Rice, Grits
    # Liver, Tofu, Barley, Fish: Tuna Potato

    Foods High In Iron:
    # Salmon, Shrimp, Tuna, Oysters, Clams, and most kinds of seafood.
    # Most kind of Dried Beans: Lima Beans, Kidney Beans, Navy Beans, Soy Beans, Chick Beans, Pinto Beans, Black Eye Beans
    # Nuts: Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts, Sunflower Seeds, Sesame, Tahini
    # Dried Fruits: Apricots, Rasins, Dates - Prunes, Figs
    # Turkey, Chicken, Egg Yolks
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • When my daugther's iron was low i gave her more raisins & also Yo Baby yogurt that has iron added to it.
    lisa89j

    Answer by lisa89j at 1:22 AM on Dec. 5, 2008

  • any hints on getting him to eats some of those things. he doesnt like meat and getting him to eat dark veggies is hard
    juggalosteph

    Answer by juggalosteph at 10:39 AM on Dec. 5, 2008

  • If you are using a liquid iron supplement, you should be diluting the iron in at least 8 ounces of juice or water, then have your child drink the mixture through a straw or straw-style sippy cup to prevent direct contact between the iron and your child's teeth. This should prevent further discoloration.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 3:00 AM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • My 5 yr old has very low iron & his doc told me to give him kids chewable vitamins with iron everyday to bring it back up. It's working well so far.
    trixylynn

    Answer by trixylynn at 9:59 AM on Dec. 9, 2008

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