Re: Question re: iron levels and starting solids
And don't let anyone tell you that it isn't possible for an exclusively, or predominately, breastfed baby to maintain adequate iron levels -- it is a complex and individual situation. I've known little ones who were eating plenty of solids but still had trouble maintaining adequate iron levels, and I have known others (my son included) who never had low iron levels in spite of being exclusively breastfed well past one year of age (almost 2 years in his case ). As the previous post said -- have it checked, and then you'll have much better information than the speculation about how to maintain a child's iron levels.
Mama to Lorenzo, born 4/25/2007. NICU graduate, Gastro-Esohapgeal Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder...alive and thriving thanks to breastfeeding and co-sleeping.
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.