Re: Anemia in my 15 month old
Sorry about the anemia, mama! One thing you might try is getting more iron in your diet. Breastmilk generally contains enough iron for a baby's needs, but sometimes that isn't true when mom herself is anemic or borderline low in iron.
You do not need to wean in order to get your child to eat more iron-rich solids. That's absolutely ridiculous advice. Why would you remove the perfect nutrition from your baby's diet in order to focus on one nutrient? Time is going to take care of your child's diet- eventually all babies decide that they like solids and decide to eat them, but that transition often doesn't take place until well into the second year. Until then, just offer lots of iron-rich solids (beans, meats, leafy greens) and give the iron supplement. Whether you use the commercial stuff or something more natural is up to you- I personally don't think there's a big difference, but I know some moms prefer to use something call Floradix, which is marketed as the more natural iron supplement.
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