Question by  arushapatel (47)

What can I do for my 9-month-old baby whose iron is low?


Answer by  Mar (428)

A 9 month with low iron can be feed spinach and other green leafy pureed vegetables as well as pureed liver and other red meats. Additionaly your pediatrician can recommend vitamin drops to increase iron levels. These drops do not taste very good and often must be mixed with a food the infacnt will readily consume.


Answer by  timerunning (805)

I decided to give her a combination of iron-rich and vitamin C-rich foods. She does not eat a lot, but she does like to feed herself little bits here and there whenever I eat, so I just made sure all of the little bits had iron or vitamin C.


Answer by  diane23 (1167)

It's unusual for a child at this age to have an iron deficiency if he or she is eating enough. Be sure to see the pediatrician to rule out any medical problems. The doctor can prescribe iron drops if needed.


Answer by  shego (255)

Feed him a diet rich in iron. Red meats in baby food form, broccoli and other iron rich veggies. You may want to consult your pediatrician and ask if he may need a supplement. Never take it upon yourself to add supplements, however.


Answer by  ritujain (234)

If you're feeding your child then you have to take care of yourself. Try to take some iron capsules available in the market. Eat some seasonal fruits containing iron. And if your child dosen't take your feed then try to give him some iron syrups after consulting child specialist.

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