WIC tested her blood at 12 months and the number put her as anemic, they however failed to record it in her records. At 17 months she had pneumonia and they did bloodwork that said she was anemic and failed to tell me. Her latest WIC appointment this week also said she had anemia. Her doctors appointment today, the doctor went into the hospital records and said, oh she's anemic and finally got me an iron script. Why don't they tell me these things?!
Anyone have advice or tips for anemia? I breastfed 17 months so she never had iron enriched formula. Any words are welcome.
Answer by ArmyWifeAshlie at 2:10 PM on May. 20, 2011
Answer by sweetpea1217 at 2:11 PM on May. 20, 2011
Answer by missanc at 2:11 PM on May. 20, 2011
Answer by jorjiegirl at 2:12 PM on May. 20, 2011
Most breastfed kids do OK without iron supplements. (My 3 kids were OK.) When you do supplement a breastfed child with iron, it can overwhelm the absorption system (the lactoferrin in breast milk) and contribute to anemia. Be aware that iron supplements can cause constipation and that iron absorbs better when calcium isn't give with it.
I like to have a copy of blood tests for my own records. She'll be fine in a few weeks.
Answer by JSD24 at 2:14 PM on May. 20, 2011
Answer by CeeCee333 at 2:23 PM on May. 20, 2011