the dr prescribed her ferrous sulf 2xs a day but each time she would throw it up as well as an hr later throwing up full feeds. I called the dr and she put her on a more concentrated version but it gave her terrible stomach aches and gas. I stopped giving it to her.
I researched anemia and decided to try giving her more iron rich foods and give it with a vitamin c rich food to help absorption. ex:
*baby meat(beef had the highest % of iron) and either a 1/2 oz of watered down apple juice or a baby fruit
*baby rice cereal mixed with a baby fruit
*baby sweet potatoes, baby squash, baby green beans, baby garden vegetables
and a baby fruit at the same meal.
I only had to give a small amount of food like a table spoon of food 1-2xs a day. also you could do homemade however I get wic and already had the foods.
the food is imo a better alternative because she was having tummy trouble and a hard time pooping and the food didn't affect her negatively at all.
well she was tested Friday and her levels are way up at 10.3 yay!!! I hope that this helps someone in the same situation.