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    Default Iron Supplement after 6 months?

    I just read this in What to Expect the First Year:

    In regards to "Cereal Snubbing"

    "It's not the cereal that babies need, it's the iron it's fortified with. For the formula-fed set, cereal snubbing isn't an issue, since these babies fill their requirement for this vital mineral every time they drink a bottle. Nursing babies, however, need another source of iron once they've reached the six-month mark."

    Is this true?
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    This is what LLL has to say about supplements.

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    Okay, so I will just watch hemoglobin levels after 6 months then. Is anemia hereditary?
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    Default Re: Iron Supplement after 6 months?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*courtnidge View Post
    Okay, so I will just watch hemoglobin levels after 6 months then. Is anemia hereditary?
    Yeah... just have it checked at 9 mo or 1 year. Our pedi checks at the 9 mo well check up first.

    I am not 100% certain if it is but probably. I know I am borderline anemic and always dip down during pregnancy.None of my kids though are having issues. My mom has trouble and so I have just been dilligent to watch my daughter... she'll have to watch as she gets older.
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    And I'll just throw this out there mama, Dr Sears The Baby Book is WAY better that WTETFY. Sounds like it would be more up your alley and parenting style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*nolies.mama View Post
    Dr Sears The Baby Book is WAY better that WTETFY.
    The WTE series is really... Well, in a lot of cases the advice is outdated, over-conservative, or just plain negative (anti-natural childbirth, anti-breastfeeding, anti-extended nursing). It's not that the Sears & Sears book is perfect- but I'd definitely recommend it as a companion to the WTE book if you decide to keep it.
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    Default Re: Iron Supplement after 6 months?

    Crap. I just got booted off.

    Anyways, I was saying that I do have the Dr.Sears Baby Book (I still had it from when Ever was a baby) as well as the Breastfeeding and Sleeping books too. I really like his and Martha's views. I guess I just have the WTETFY because it's cliche to have one...

    I really liked WTEWYE because of the pictures and explanation of the development, but I'm finding now that WTETFY and I no longer have anything in common...

    You are definitely right about me Hillary
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    about the clicheness of WTE.

    I got all three of them free from my insurance, and the one thing that they so really well in this house is collect dust!

    I Dr Sears. And don't even get me started on Jay Gordon...
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    Who is Jay Gordon? Do tell....
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    Default Re: Iron Supplement after 6 months?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*courtnidge View Post
    Who is Jay Gordon? Do tell....
    Ooooh...he was the first male physician to get an IBCLC credential...

    http://drjaygordon.com/development/index.asp

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