Hello mamas. My baby was born at 27 weeks 4 days. She is now 9 months old and doing great. She is growing and happy and right on track with her corrected age. We just started giving her a little solids this week.
At her well baby visit they did the finger prick for iron. 7.7!! So low. I feel horrible about it. Now I know preemies don't get their iron in the last trimester. But I feel like I failed her. I was so proud to overcome so many obstacles and have her ebf since she came home from the nicu. Now I feel almost ashamed because despite all my talk of breast milk having all she needs, I was wrong.
She's now on a rx iron supplement and now I get to worry about constipation and wonder how this very low iron is affecting her.
Am I doing the right thing? She just wasn't ready for solids until now. I waited for her to sit up by herself and loose the tongue thrust even though the pedi told me to start 3months ago which was only 3months corrected age.
Anyone have any support or advice? Thanks