Re: Studies on need for iron-enriched cereal?
I never gave rice cereal and my DD's iron was fine when they tested it. We're vegetarian, too. Didn't start solids until 6 months. Was paranoid about iron leading up -- we did purees and finger foods, because I wanted to make sure she got some green vegetables and other iron rich foods that weren't really easy for pure BLW (at least not for my baby). I also eat a varied diet and occasionally take a multivitamin (like once a week) so having good iron levels in my breastmilk probably helped. No published info in this post from me -- sorry -- but anecdotal that iron cereal or supplements are not necessary. Also, limiting dairy helps with the absorption of iron.
Last edited by @llli*filmmommy; February 11th, 2013 at 04:53 PM.
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.