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foods rich in iron?

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vannah Mon 07-Jul-08 22:51:22

Ive read that babies around 6-7 months need extra iron, but although I tried switching to follow on milk, my baby ended up very constipated so I am now going back to normal milk.

But I was hoping to get the extra iron from foods? Any suggestions?

She's not had meat yet, and is just turning 7 months...
thankyou

edam Mon 07-Jul-08 22:52:25

have a look on eatwell.gov.uk - there are pages on weaning.

vannah Tue 08-Jul-08 20:53:40

thanks edam going to look at it now..

Mungarra Thu 10-Jul-08 15:51:15

My DD was a bit low on iron and the pediatrician said broccoli and spinach are high in iron.

RhinestoneCowgirl Thu 10-Jul-08 15:54:35

Red lentils are good for iron, easy to cook too, we like a bit of dhal in this house...

Also dried apricots - I used to give these halved to DS, but some people do things with boiling water and make puree. HTH

vannah Thu 10-Jul-08 20:29:19

thanks both.
RhinestoneCG- I would love to give her lentils, but would they make her gassy? Her bowels are already 'blocked'?

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