Over the last month my 10 month old seems to be loosing interest in nursing. She nurses very well first thing in the morning and then the rest of the day is a bit of a struggle. She's nursing maybe 3-4 times within a 24 hr period. She does eat some solids, she has a texture issue and eats mostly baby food, about three 4 oz. jars a day. She seems very happy and is gaining weight at an average weight. I was offering solids after breastfeeding, but now my ped is saying I need to reverse the order. Since doing so the last few days she has cut back on nursing even more.
Also she just had a Hemoglobin test and her iron level was just a little on the low side. My pediatrician suggested giving her an iron supplement. I checked the La Leche League website and what little info I found seems to suggest that iron supplements are not recommended, as they may cause discomfort and can actually cause iron issues as she gets older. Does anyone have any experience with dealing with low hemoglobin? I'm not sure if I should really be concerned since her level was slightly low and considering waiting on giving her any supplements. Maybe if I increase my iron it will make a difference? Any suggestions?