Hello My son has Aspergers and a very restricted diet. He had a blood test recently and has been prescribed Iron and a retest booked for April as his hemloglobin level is only 6.5 and apparently should be between 11 and 28. It's difficult introducing him to new foods so I'm not sure how I am going to get his iron levels up long term. Anyone else been in this situation? And have your children shown any symptoms?
He takes melatonin to help him sleep. Low dose. Not sure if he will take the iron. I'm still waiting for the prescription from the paediatrician. He is just 10. He won't eat any veg or meat but does eat fruit and drinks carrot juice. That's the closest to a vegetable! We went to Great Ormond Street feeding clinic but no quick solutions to the selective eating. Thank you all for your responses. It's pretty worrying.