Re: solids/weaning/when to breast feed
Another food to try is blackstrap molasses. I know I have brought it up many times on this forum before, but I was able to get my premature son's iron back up into "normal" levels with diet alone and one of the foods we used daily was blackstrap molasses. Unlike the molasses used in most baking, blackstrap is the final product after all of the sugar has been pulled out of it, and the minerals are very concentrated. Even if your son isn't actually low on iron this is still a good source of calcium, potassium, and magnesium. It isn't sweet, but the flavor can compliment many things. We mixed it into yogurt, applesauce, cottage cheese and cereal. It can often be found in health food stores.
And lllmeg is correct, in the US the peds are often pushing supplements, for even the most minor iron deficiency. We found blackstrap molasses partially for the purpose of being able to say DS was getting X number of servings per day, and it is LIKE a supplement, so please lay off about the iron drops.
My little man was born 12/17/2010.
Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.