Re: slight anemia
Low iron can happen in BFed babies that were born early. DS was a month early and had low iron at 6 months. It wasn't really low, so we just pushed iron rich food rather than supplement. DS had tummy troubles, so we wanted to avoid iron supplements. I hear polyvisol with iron is a relatively low dose, though, so it might not be so bad.
Someone can correct me if I am wrong here, but I don't think iron is something that a mom can increase in her milk by taking supplements her self. So don't feel like you did something wrong with your own nutrition. It just happens sometimes.
ETA: i should clarify, the reason premature babies tend to have low iron is because babies get iron reserves while in utero, so if they are born early they have fewer reserves. Breastmilk should have plenty of iron, but if they were low to start with and waited (like they should) until 6 months to start solids, they might end up a little anemic.
Last edited by @llli*sassypants; May 24th, 2013 at 10:50 AM.
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