Low iron what to do (now resolved!)
DD tested at 9 months, iron was at low end of normal, 10 something
Re-test at 1 year (this week), even lower than last time, now at 9.7
Doc wants her on Enfmail Poly-vi-sol the vitamin w/iron - has all kinds of crappy additives.
Another doc at the practice recommended Fer-in-sol by Enfamil, same crappy additives
I admit i am so proud to have 12 mos of breastfeeding under my belt (and still going) while working F/T that I don't want an Enfamil product in my kid, even if it's a vitamin
I went to whole foods - the natural infant vitamins there hardly have any iron
I looked at adult versions - I found one that is all food source with no gluten, sugar or any kind of additive ( http://www.vitacost.com/flora-florad...-free-17-fl-oz ) but the lowest dosage is for age 4 and I'd cut it in 1/4 but there are warnings about toxicity risks for infants (consult your doc yada yada yada) and I feel like I'm taking medicine into my own hands.
Of course my Ped practice will NEVER reco a product that doesn't come from a big packaged goods co. I called InfantRisk - not really their wheelhouse, they were SO nice but could not advise me. They did respond to my question about whether I could take the supplement and up my baby's iron. Unfortunately it won't pass through.
Anyone else been down this road? Doc wants to re-test in 6 weeks. I know little about how low iron would transcend in terms of symptoms in a baby, but when adults are low iron they always seem low energy / lethargic, often feeling under the weather and weak. My kid is fiery, fiesty, full of energy, happy and healthy as they come.