Today we went to Ped's office to get blood test results of my LO and to my surprise we found out that his iron level is lower than wats supposed to be, he told me to increase feeding him solids with Iron.
That surprised me, I read many times that BM got it all. My Lo is 6.5 momths old, exclusivly BF for 6 months, we just started solids, I am intrested in BLW hence he havent eaten much. I read that for the first year solids r for fun and experiment and that BM is the main source of nutrition. So why his iron level is low? does it mean that I dont have enough iron?
If i increased food with iron in my diet would it help my LO? Would it help if I take Iron supplements?
Also, my LO didnt gain a thing in the last 20 days...i noticed that my LO wasnt nursing as much as before, he wasnt emptying my breast and his diper output decreased as well, he was still producin 4-5 wet dipers but they were not as heavy as before, and I have NO IDEA why, he dosent have any medical problame. Could it be out of distraction?
So far I wasnt worried bout my LO not being intrested in Solids, but now I am stressed out...Your advice highly appreciated.