My 13 month old almost exclusively breastfeeds. She loves yogurt though, and will eat fortified baby cereal if I mix it in. At a La Leche League meeting though, I was told that the fortified baby cereal will actually impede her absorption of iron and I should drop it because she would get everything she needs from the breastmilk. Then I was also told that LLL recommends beginning with meat because it is so high in iron. I feel like these are so many mixed messages! If breastmilk is the perfect food, why is it important to start with meat? (We are also vegetarians, and my baby doesn't like tofu or beans or greens yet.) Why does every doctor and every book, such as Super Baby Food, make such a big deal about the fortified baby cereal and/or iron supplements? No matter what I do I feel like it may be wrong, and it's making me anxious. It's bad enough having a 13 month old who won't eat! (Oh, she won't eat any homemade cereals such as oatmeal either.) Thanks for your help.