I'm so glad I joined this forum..I've had so many questions lately, and you mamas have been great! My latest is about iron-fortified cereals. My DD has her 6 month old checkup this week, and I know the issue of iron is going to come up. Her doc is very supportive of breastfeeding, but I remember him mentioning something at her last appointment about recent studies that say that if babies don't get enough iron early on after the 6th month mark, there can be brain development delays that they won't ever catch up from. We got onto another topic, and I forgot to ask where I could find the study. Does anyone know anything about this? I am a vegetarian, and my iron was a little low during pregnancy, so I took iron supplements. My hemoglobin was good post partum though, and I've been taking care to eat lots of iron-rich foods.
I'm more interested in doing the BLW approach, so I'm not that thrilled about the idea of introducing rice cereal. Can I get others' take on this issue? Any links to published research would also be greatly appreciated. I want to be well-informed by the time Friday rolls around!
I should mention that we haven't started solids yet. She's still EBF. Thanks!