My ped called yesterday and my son does have anemia. This leaves me a bit confused because aren't bfed baby not supposed to get anemia? He's going on to 11 months old and nurses mostly and has about one solid meal a day. According to my ped it's because I have not been feeding him enough solids. I'm wondering as well, if perhaps this could mean that maybe I have anemia and my milk, not having enough iron, could have cause him so become anemic? I know you can't really tell me if I do or don't but since I'm uninsured my best best is to ask. He seemed perfectly healthy, the boy has more energy than the average puppy Also, from what I read up on it, anemia doesn't always entail a deficiency of iron but could be a deficiency of other vitamins too, what is a way to find out? And lastly, because of all this he has to start taking iron supplements and I know those are not gentle on any tummy so I'm wondering what I could do or how I could give it to him that would make it easier on him?
Thanks a bunch ladies, I love having other mamas out there that can help me!