Re: Best sources of iron for a 9 month old?
Turkey is higher in iron than chicken. If you braise beef in a slow cooker, it is really easy to shred. Lentils and beans are also high in iron and pretty easy for babies to eat. Leafy green vegetables are good too, but you typically need to eat a lot (cooked spinach tends to get more iron into you than raw spinach because the volume decreases so much during cooking). Cooking in a cast iron pan helps too.
However if there is no family history of anemia, then you probably don't need to worry about it. My full term son has iron deficiency anemia, but I tend to be anemic too and have needed to be careful to eat iron rich foods every day since I was a very young child myself. Iron deficiency anemia usually doesn't just happen for no reason at all.
K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).