My 8 month old does not want to eat infant cereal anymore--I can get him to eat a couple of bites. He is breastfed and eats solids--green vegetables, meat, fruit, cheerios, gerber's puffs etc... With Mom's insistence, he eats 2-2 1/2 jars (stage 2) in a day. He seems to like most foods but doesn't want to eat much. He is only interested in finger foods he can feed himself.
I read somewhere that iron drops and iron fortified foods are not as easily absorbed by the body and become free available iron in the gut that bacteria like to feed on which also causes stomach upset. The iron in breastmilk supposedly is easily absorbed as well as iron found naturally in certain foods like spinach and meat. Is this right?
I know my son is not getting 100% iron in a day? Do I supplement? Do you have any food suggestions? Has anyone had a bad experience with iron supplements?