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Thread: Iron Suppliment while bf?

  1. #1
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    Default Iron Suppliment while bf?

    DS just had his 6 month check up (is really almost 7 months now) and his doc asked that I add iron vitamin drops to our regimen for him. Now I tend to run on the anemic side (very much so during pregnancy) but am a bit hesitant to give him suppliments esp if he doesn't really need them. Any info on this would be much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Iron Suppliment while bf?

    For healthy, full-term infants, iron supplements aren't needed unless baby has been shown to be deficient through a simple blood test.

    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/vitamin.html
    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/iron.html (not LLL resource)

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