Julia - posted on 02/24/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
Since a moth before my last post I have not been giving any meat to my son (15months), (he had maybe 10 times in his live a little bit of meat so not much) and really tried to keep his diet as balanced as possible. Nevertheless he looks very pale and has circles under his eyes that tell me his iron is too low. He eats chick peas, beans, quinoa, lentils,... I combine every iron food with vitamin c....
The thing is that he's been nursing a lot lately and I know that my iron might be low, too, it was at least when i was pregnant...
Any recommendations what else I could do or if I need to do anything different?
I have started to take supplements to ensure my milk is providing him with iron, would it be a good idea to start him on supplements, too? Have any of you experienced similar things?