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5PracticalWaystoIncreaseIroninYour
BabysDiet WE L C OME !
AliceCallahanonAugut31,2011

I'mAliceCallahan.I'mtrainedaa
Imentionedinmlatpot(DoeMa reearchcientitandhaveaPhDin

GetnoughIron?)thatIhaveeen nutrition.I'mtheauthorofThe

worringaoutm9montholdiron cienceofMom:AReearchaed
GuidetoYoura'FirtYear,
nutrition.Irondeficienccancauelating
pulihedJohnHopkin
delaanddeficitincognitiveand
UniveritPrein2015.Iwriteaout
ehavioraldevelopment,andIdontwantto
cience,health,parenting,and
gothere. nutritionhereandforotherprintand
onlineoutlet.
Firt,letconiderifouraiactuall
atrikforirondeficienc,ecauewhfret
aoutomethingthatintaprolem?You
haveenoughtoworraout.

Ifourailethan6monthofage,heproalhaenoughiron.aieare
uuallornwithufficientirontoretolatthemforaoutthefirt46monthoflife.There
areomeexception:Ifourawaornpretermormallforhiageorifouhave
diaete,hemahaveeenornwithlowerirontore,inwhichcaeourpediatricianwill
uuallprecrieirondropforoura.Inadditiontotheironourlittleoneiuingfromhi
irontore,hewillalogetomeironfromreatmilkorformuladuringthefirtixmonth.
reatmilkdoentcontainmuchiron(eempotWhIreatMilkoLowinIron?),ut
infantareverefficientataoringit.Ifouraidrinkingironfortifiedformula,hei
gettinglotofadditionaliron.Thereareomelowironformulaonthemarket,omakeure
ourinotoneofthem.

Around6monthofage,theirontorearedepleted,andour6to12montholdaneed
toeconumingaout11mgofironperda.Aformulafedawillcontinuetogetlotof
ironfromformula,inadditiontocomplementarfood.However,ifourai6monthor
older,mainlreatfed,anddoenteatatleattwoervingoffortifiedacerealor
meatperda,hecouldeatrikforirondeficienc.Toddler(13ear)need7mgofiron
perda.Toddlerdontrequireamuchironaaie,ecauetoddlerdontgrowquitea
fat.Ifourtoddlericonumingcowmilkandnotmuchinthewaofironrichfood,
hecouldtilleatrikforirondeficienc.

At9monthold,maCfallintotheatrikcategor.heireatfed,doentlikethe
acereal,andonleatalittleitofmeat,oIetaouttringtofindotherwatoneak S E AR C H S C IE N C E OFMOM
ironintoherdiet.HereiwhatIfound:

5watoincreaeironinouradiet:
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1.Loveourfortifiedcereal!aCwonthaveanthingtodowithacereal(andIve N E VE R MIS S AP OS T!
triedeveralvarietie),uthewilleatomeregularfortifiedoatmeal.Thidoenthavea
nterouremailaddretofollow
muchironaacereal,utittillgiveheranicedoe.CreamofWheatandMaltOMeal
thilogandreceivenotificationof
arealogoodoption.LookforcerealthattateintheNutritionFactlaelthattheprovideat newpotemail.
leat45%ofthedailvalueforiron.Notethatifthecerealinotmadepecificallforaie,
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thirefertotheadultrequirementandanadultizederving,utititillanindicatorthatthe
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cerealifortified.Ifourawilleatdrcereal,uchaCheerio,theeareuuallfortified
awell.Unfortunatel,manofthenaturalcerealrandarenotfortified,odoulecheckthe Follow

laelagainforthat45%ofdailvalue.[Forlotmoredicuionofinfantcereal,eem
pot:TheWholeTruthAoutInfantCereal:7cienceaedTip.] B E S OC IAL WITH ME

2.Cookwithfortifiedcereal.IhavemadeomedelicioupancakeforaCuingallof
themanvarietieofacerealthatheharefuedtoeattheconventionalwa.Iuedthi
recipefoundatwholeomeafood.com.Therecipemakeaout24,2inchpancake,and
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whenoutalluptheironource(acereal,flour,eggolk),ouendupwith1.25mgiron 10Klikes
perpancake.Uewaterintherecipeinteadofmilktoavoidtheinhiitingeffectofdaironiron
aorption.aCcaneaileat34oftheeatreakfat(epeciallifthehavelueerrie!),
andatthatratehealreadmetalmothalfofherironrequirement.Imakeaigatchand LikePage

thenfreezetheminaggieof34oitieatopulloutaervingtothaw.Imexploringother
Bethefirstofyourfriendstolike
recipethatwillturnfortifiedcerealintofingerfood.NextupiMaltoMealmuffin!Alo, this
conidermixingomeacerealintoavorfoodlikemeatall.

3.IncludeaourceofvitaminC.everaltudiehavehownthatincludingvitaminCina
amealcanatleatdouletheaorptionofironfromcerealandlegume.IgiveaC
TriVioldrop(oragenericverion)atreakfat,whichcontain35mgofvitaminC.Other C ATE GOR IE S

afriendlourceofvitaminCincludecitru,trawerrie,cantaloupe,kiwifruit,raperrie,
ook
roccoli,ellpepper,andpotatoe.aClovethoelittleClementineorange,andeachof
reatfeeding
theecontainaout36mgofvitaminC.PairagoodourceofvitaminCwithmeal
containingcerealandeantomaximizetheironouraaorfromthoefood. Dental

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4.Limitdairwithmeal.Thecalciumincowmilkinhiitironaorption,oavoidfeeding Health
dairwithhighironmeal.Intead,feedcheeeandogurtaaetweenmealnack.aC
Infant
lovecheee,andthecalciumigoodforher,uteparatingitfromamealmeanthatiti
Muing
lelikeltointerferewithherironaorption.Andaoveall,dontgiveouracowmilk
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eforeage1tickwitheitherreatmilkoranironfortifiedformula.
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5.Introduceavarietofironrichfood,includinggrain,meat,ean,andveggie.I Pregnanc

knowthataCintgoingtogetallofherironfromcereal,oImakeurethatheha Prechooler

opportunitietoeatavarietofironourcethroughouttheda.Andrememerthatouma Recipe

havetoofferafoodtooura5or6timeeforehellrealleatit,okeeptring. Review

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Thetaleelowwillgiveouomegoodideaofironrichfoodthatoucanincorporateinto
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Toddler
ourceofironneedtoaddupto11mgofironperdafora6to12montholdaor7mgfor
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a1to3earoldtoddler.
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AliceCallahan,PhD

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Julian #

Thankforthegreatpot,Alice.Mlittleonei7monthold,andtheonl
thingheWILLeaticereal!owehavetheoppoitechallengethatoudo
gettinghimturnedontoomeothergoodfood.

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eptemer1,2011
cienceofmom #

HiJulian!Thearealldifferent,aren'tthe?Haourlittlegugotteninto
fingerfoodatall?IthinkthatwaourigreakthroughwithgettingaC
intoeating.Ithinkwhenthecanfeedthemelve,theenjotheeating
experiencealotmore,undertandal.Hopeouareenjoingfatherhood!
Haveoueenaletogetoutandclimmuchincea?

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Kirtin(@quintMom) #

IhavetheameconcernaoutWironthatouhaveaoutaC,andI
havenoideawhattodoaoutit!!Whataouta612mowhotillue
nuringaaprimarfood(herchoice,notmine),anddoenteatatonof
olidfood?Iofferit35xada,andhedefinitelenjopickingatitand
plaing,utunleIweretofeedherchunkofpureferrouulfate,thered
enowahedgetenougholidfoodinherlittleodtohitthat11mgper
da.Whichiwh,actuall,IpotedthecommentonourWhIreat
MilkLowInIronarticleaoutmilktatuifmamaiupplementing.

Cerealareaprolemforu,incehegoingthroughamedoitphae
rightnowwithhereating,andwillonleatthinghecanpickupherelf
(actuall,hekindofgoingthroughacheeephaerightnow,utthat
eidethepoint).Anwa,whenIlookatanironfoodchartlikeouve
poted,itjutmakemecared.Idoutheeatmorethanafewounceof
foodaDAY,oIupectwerehoveringaround23mgofironadadepite
metefforttoprovidehighironfood.Ithereanironupplementouve
lookedintoforaCthatoulike?

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Octoer22,2011

cienceofMom #

HiKirtinHowoldiW?Iwareallworriedaout
aCecauehewadoingtheamethingaW
etweenaout6and8month.Around8monthhe
realltartedeatingmorefoodutweweretuckworking
withfingerfoodandomefinickineaouttexture,and
9monthIthinkwewerefinallmeetingheriron
requirement.ItriedgivingherPolViolwithiron
ecauethatwhatwehadaround,uthehatedit.pit
itouteverwhere,whichonlucceededintaining
everthing!Youcouldakourpediatricianaoutother
formulationthatmaehaveetteracceptailit,utI
thinkthatmuchirontategronomatterwhatouadd
tomakit.oanwa,wedidntupplement,thoughI
thinkonpaperaCwaatrikforirondeficienc.Her
hemoglointetedfineather9monthappt,though.Her
pediatricianakedifIwantedtodotheironloodwork(c
oucaneirondeficientwithouteinganemic),ut
thatpointIwatartingtofeellikeherdietarironwa
adequate,oIdeclinedthelooddraw.Mpediatrician
didnteemworriedIthinkItalkedherearoffaoutito
muchthathefiguredIwaworringenoughforothof
u.

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Octoer23,2011

cienceofMom #

Afewotherthought
Thereiofcourealotofvariailitintermofhowlong
aiecanlatontheirirontoreandhowmuchiron
theactuallneed.Forexample,aowhoare
growingfathaveahigherrequirement.aCwaorn
igutgrewlowlafterthefirtcoupleofmonth,oI
etherrequirementwaactualllowerthanaverage.

Ihouldreallwriteapotaouthownutrient
requirementaredetermined,ecauethatigood
perpectivetohave,too.Foriron,theIOMcalculatedthat
aieneed0.69mgAORDironperdatomeet
theirneedformaintenanceandgrowth.Theaumed
10%aorption,oetimatethattheAVRAGa
need6.9mg/dDITARYiron.Therecommendeddail
allowanceietat11mg/dandiwhatthecalculated
wouldeenoughfor97.5%ofallaie.Ironfromreat
milkiaoredatarateof2050%(dataarereall
mixedonthat,utaorptioniproalhigherinaa
likeWwhoirontatumaegettingalittlelow),heme
ironfrommeatat1020%,nonhemeironfromplant
around5%.

oupplementifoucangethertotakeit.Otherwie,
uethetrategieaoveanddotheetoucan.I
recommendmakingpancakeormuffinwithfortified
acerealaCLOVthoeandhecaneat
themherelf.Addomelacktrapmolaetooot
theiron.Trcookingmeatinalowcookerothatthe
ecometenderandeatoeat.Ialomademeatall
andmixedomecerealintothoe.ggolkareagreat
ource,andaClovedthoe.Andlegume!Andknow
thatoon,hewilltarteatingmoreandealetoeat
moretuffahegetmoreteeth,oitwillgetlot
eaier.Goodluck!

(PThiinotmedicaladvice:)

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Octoer23,2011

Kirtin(@quintMom) #
Thankou,Alice.Andtoanwerourquetion,Wi8
mo.

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Octoer24,2011

ophie #

HiAlice,
Thankomuchforalltheverhelpfulinformation&tip!Youmentioned
thatthecalciumincowmilkcaninhiitironaorption.Whataoutcow
milkwhe?Imakemownogurtfromwholecowmilk.Aftercoopingout
omeogurtfromthecontainer,theholelowlfillwithliquid,whichI
undertandiwhe.ometimeIeventrainmogurt,whichproduce
morerefinedliquid,orwhe.Iuetheliquid(whe)inteadofmilkorwaterin
maricecereal.Doethewheinhiitmaironaorption?

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Novemer26,2011

cienceofMom #

Hiophie,
Thiiagreatquetion.Ihadtodoomereearchon
whetoeeifitwouldcauetheameprolema
wholecowmilk.Thewhethatiaproductof
makingogurtiacidwhe.Acidwhecontainalmot
amuchcalciumawholemilkaout32mg/oz.reat
milkcontain10mgCa/oz,whilemotformulacontain
around16mg/oz.Thehighcalciumconcentrationin
whecouldcertainlinhiitironaorptionfromcereal
foroura.Wheiproalalightletterchoice
thanwholecowmilk,however,ecauethecaeinin
cowmilkialothoughttoinhiitironaorptiononit
own.Whenoumakeogurt,thecaeinproteingoe
intoourogurt,andtheliquidwhecontainthe
remainingprotein.A1989tudHurrelletalfound
thatoththewheandcaeinfractionofcowmilk
decreaeironaorptioninadult,utagain,thii
proalduetothehighcalciumconcentrationinacid
whe.
http://www.ajcn.org/content/49/3/546.atract

Aaidenote,weetwhe,whichiaproductof
makingomecheee(cheddar,wi)iproala
prettgoodadditiontoacereal,ecaueitcontain
onl14.5mgcalcium/ozandofcoure,nocaein
protein.

Iwouldteerclearofuingacidwhetomixupour
acerealfornow,ecaueoureallwanthertoget
thefullenefitoftheironatthitage.Ueexpreed
reatmilk,formula,orwaterintead,orjutmixthe
cerealintopureedfood.
Thankforthegreatquetion!Ilearnedomethingnew
todathanktoou!

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Novemer29,2011

ophie #

DearAlice,
Thankouforourverthoroughrepone!Im
impreedthedetailouprovided,awellathe
evidenceoufound.NowthatIknowacidwhecontain
omuchgoodcalcium,Illtrhardertodrinkitinteadof
pouringitdownthedrainafterIvetrainedmogurt(of
coureatleateveralhourafterIvetakenmiron
upplement).Gratefull,ophie

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mandi #

HiAlice,ouareagreathelpaIamtreingoutover
theamountofironmlittlegirlhouldhave.Iamin
Irelandandhavelookedatalltheacerealinm
preandintheentireoxthereionl4mg.Theox
lataweek!Doouknowthenameofancerealthat
havehighironcontent?wouldappreciateitomuchif
oucouldtellme,Icouldmaeuonline.
thankamillion
mandi

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Novemer24,2013

cienceofMom #

Areouurethereonl4mginaox?Ithoulde
aoutthatmuchinaerving.Icantimaginethatthere
intfortifiedcerealavailaleinIreland.Haveouaked
ourpediatrician?(Imureoucanorderomeonline,
utIjutcantelievethatthereintomeavailale
locall.)Letmeknowwhatoufindout!Ifthearent
ellingfortifiedcerealinIreland,Iwouldeverintereted
infindingourwh!

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Novemer25,2013

mma #

IdontknowifMandiwaaletofindironfortifiedcereal,
utIknowonmrecenttriptotheUKwithmthen8
montholdaIwantaletofindmanironfortified
cereal.HereinAutraliaoucaneailgetplainrice
cerealwithironandthenoatmealinomehop,and
omewithfruitadded,utintheUKtheedidnteemto
exit.(AndIdidntpackanforourmonthawaaI
aumeditwouldeoldthere!).Therewereomepre
made(i.e.includingmilkpowder)cerealutthatwaall.
Iwonderedifirondeficiencwanteentoeaprolem
overthere?

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Ma19,2014

MamaPlu #

Thankouomuchforournutritionpotthearecoveringthemain
thingIworraoutandcanteemtogetconcreteanwerforonthe
internet(andImnotacientit!).

Iwantedtoakouaquetionfollowingouradviceoncominingironand
vitaminCintake:Mtoddleri24montholdandaverfueater.
Althoughweofferthemeverdainavarietofwa,hedoentwillingleat
anvegetale,legumeormeat/fih(IawillinglecaueIneakpuree
inhimorningogurt).incerealizingthatCheerioarequitehighinironI
haveeengivinghimacuporoofthoefornackeverda,utnowI
amwonderingifhegetenoughvitaminCformaximumironaorption.

Motdahewouldeataroundacupoferrie(helovelueerriein
particular)andhealoeatomedriedappleandraiinandomepear
puree.WouldthiprovideufficientvitaminC,evenifthefruitareeatenat
differenttimetotheCheerioutduringtheameda?

Actuall,anotherquetionIwouldlovetoputtoou:Whatareourviewon
multivitaminupplementforkid?Mupediatricianrecommenddail
proiotic,fihoilandvitaminDonanongoingai,andtheproioticand
fihoildefinitelmakeenetome.However,mconcernwiththevitaminD
andwithgeneralmultivitaminithathemightalreadegettingufficient
doefromhifood(ortheunwhenitcometoD).Ifo,itherearik(or
potentialrikdoweknowforure?)ofadvereideeffect(inthehortor
longterm)ofgettingtoomuchofanparticularnutrient?

CalciumianotherindividualupplementIhaveconideredgivingJaco
ecauehedoenteatmuchdair,utagainIamreallwarof
upplementingwithoutknowingthathehaadeficienc.

Anthoughtontheequetionwouldegreatlappreciated!Thank!!

JM

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April6,2012

Tiffan #

Iwouldliketothankouforourpot.Mdaughteroneearoldloodwork
cameackhowingthatheilowiniron.hewaexcluivelreatfedfor
over9month.At9month,herrateofgrowtheemedtolowdownoour
pediatricianhadmeupplementwithformula.o,Iwaurpriedtofindout
thathewatilllowinironanwa!Weareupplementingwithferrou
ulfate,andIamtringmettogethertoeatanthingwithiron.Thii
quiteadifficulttakwithnewpickehaviorandrejectionofallacereal.
Iwilltrourrecipeuggetion!

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TamarainNZ #

IliveinNewZealandandwhileouraiearenottetedroutinelforanemia
weareadviedtoupplement.Iupplementedwithlamliver.Forexample
Igroundmallamountintomeatall.Ieelamliverinotinourtale
aove.Doouknowhowitrate?

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eptemer25,2012

pradna #

gooduggetionfromouirealllkit..iwilldoitforma

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Octoer10,2012

deiree #

ma7monoldialolowiniron.oilookininternetwhatimutgive
foodforherthatrichinironthatgoodatherage.imthankfultoeethoe
foodthatrichiniron.otartingtomorrowiwillgoingtogivethoefoodand
wewilleewhatwillethechange.morepower

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Novemer13,2012

relialetaxaccountant #

IlogquiteoftenandIgenuinelthankouforourcontent.
Yourarticlehatrulpeakedminteret.Imgoingtoookmarkour
weiteandkeepcheckingfornewinformationaoutonceperweek.I
ucriedtoourRfeedtoo.

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Novemer16,2012
je #

Theeervingizeeemalittleigforaieareoucertainthi
informationpertaintothem?

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Januar21,2013

uthmama #

Wow,wonderfultiditofinfo!Thankouomuchforourthorough
reearchandthenharingitwithother.omuchgreattiditand
uggetioninonepot.Iepeciallidentifiedwiththecerealfrutration.M
12montholdhaneverlikedacerealandnowheianemic.Iwa
giventhedroptoda,uttheideaofthepancakewarilliant.

Alo,Iknowthatmotaearenotgoingtohavethiprolem,utIalo
knowthatlackteaandgreenteacanpreventironaorption.Ourfamil
drinkalotofunweetenediceteaandweletour12montholdiponita
well.Hopingthimighteoneoftheculpritthaticauingtheanemia.That
couldeaneafix.

Again,thank!

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Ma17,2013

Donna #

Higu,maDerickhaeendiagnoedtohaveirondeficiencanemia.
Thimaeecauehedoentwanttoeatnutritioufoodandherelto
muchonmilk.Hei1earand9monthnowandImoworried

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June11,2013

Jamine #

IllharetheinfothatIhavelearnedinthiarticletomcouinwhohaa7
montholda.hetartedfeedinghimwitholidfood.

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Jul3,2013

Michelle #

Hi,canIpleaemakementionthatMineraluchaironarepreentin
lowerquantitieinreatmilkthaninformula.However,themineralin
reatmilkaremorecompletelaoredthea.Informulafed
aie,theunaoredportionofmineralcanchangethealanceof
acteriainthegut,whichgiveharmfulacteriaachancetogrow.Thii
onereaonwhottlefedaiegenerallhaveharderandmoreodorou
toolthanreatfedaie.Jutwanttopointoutthatformulafeedingwill
notreultinhigherironaorption.

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Octoer1,2013
cienceofMom #

Iagreewithou.Ididntathatformulafeedingreultin
higheraorptionIaidthatformulafedaieareat
lowerrikforirondeficienc,ecauethegetplentof
ironinfortifiedformula.Yourerightthattheironinformula
intaoredaeailathatinreatmilkit
aoredimilarltohowironinplantlikegrainand
pinachiaored.utformulahaenoughironinit
thatevenwithlowaorptionrate,formulafedaie
rarelecomeirondeficient.Theremaeometruthto
theideathattheunaoredironinformulacancaue
omeprolem(Imnotconvincedonewaoranother
et,utitanareathatImwatching),utocaniron
deficienc(andIamconvincedofthat).

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Octoer2,2013

Rajwinder #

Mlittleiof16monthufferingfromirondeficiencanaemiandoenot
takeanthingtoeathapillcanuhelpmeplzwhatcanIgivehernhow

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Novemer11,2013

Liz #

JutwantedtoathankoufortheanwertomownquetionwhichI
foundinthecomment.Youradvicetoavoiddairwithinfantcerealeemed
oddincereatmilkiuchacommonthingtoadd.However,Ididnt
coniderthatthereatmilkmightelowerincalciumthancowmilk.

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Januar3,2014

li #

Firtl,thankaunchfordoingallthireearch,itoraretoeeanone
reportingonpeerreviewedreearch,ratherthanaChineewhiperofold
houewifetaleandingleexperience.Idohaveaquetion,relatingto
coffeeandtea,uttoundertandingreatfeedingingeneral.
IfaFeedeverfourhour,canmummhaveacupofteaorcoffee
withouteffectingironaorption,ifhehaittraightafterafeed?utmore
generall,howdoeitworkwithreatmilk?Dothethingieatanddrinkgo
inandoutofthemilke.g.Ifihaveaglaofwineoracoffeeafterafeed,
doeitgointothemilkutthenackoutagaineforethefourhouriup?If
o,howdoethireflectonhowitimemmealandreatfeeding,e.g.
houlditrandeat1hreforeafeedtoenuremaximumtranmiionof
nutrient?Thankagain

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March4,2014

cienceofMom #

Ivenevereeninformationinthecientificliterature
aoutphtatepaingintoreatmilk,utIalohavent
reearchedthiquetionpecificall.Metgue,off
hand,ithatitintaprolem.Caffeineandalcohole
thoewillpaintoourreatmilkaccordingtothe
loodlevel.Idontknowaoutthetimingoffhandita
greatquetion!

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March7,2014

ligurl27 #

Thankomuchforthi! Iveeenaitconcernedaoutmudiet
(hejutturned6month)andamlookingatraiinghimmeatfreeforthe
firtear,utwareallconcernedaouttheironintake.Reallgladthat
therearecerealandveggiewithhighironawellandwhoknow,I
mightcaveandgivehimaitofmeat9month.

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March4,2014

tef #

Thatanamazinginight,practicalandlogical!Thankouforourtimeand
efforttoetoutfactoclearl.Imforwardingourironeriepottoall
mmomfriendandnotonl

ThanktoouIlearnedaoutamaranth,Ihadntgotaclueefore.Ialo
oughtitandIintroducedtom61/2monthaaoneofhifirtfood.
ofarheeemtoacceptanthingIfeedhimpoonhema
occaionallplawithapplecoreorchiputthatnotarelialewafor
himtogetnutrient,Ieethat.

Mconcern/quetioniaoutamaranth,howdidouprepareitforour
agirl?
TheonlthingIcouldcomeupwithwatomakeitintoomekindofporridge
totritmelfandtruthetold,themellandtateirealloff Afew
dalater,IdecidedIlltritanwaonmaandImadeitintoaporridge,
cookingittogetherwithappleandpearcueandaddingoneteapoonof
ugar.
TheecondtimeImadeit,Iimmeredtheamaranth&applecue&
prune&driedfigwehadaniuewithcontipationandIevenfroze
leftover.Thedriedfruitdefinitelhelpedwiththeweetneutthereult
inotapalataleaIdwih.

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March10,2014
Am #

Ivedoneamaranthporridgeincoconutmilkwithome
cardamom,ginger,andcinnamon,andthatwaprett
good.Ierveditwithtrawerrie.

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April25,2014

alohaam #

ThimorningImademdaughteraamaranthcoconut
porridge.Icookedtheamaranthinamixtureofcoconut
milkandwater,andpiceditwithcinnamon,ginger,and
cardamom.ThattatedfaretterthantheplainoneId
madeprevioul.Ierveditwithtrawerrieincethere
ineaonnowandwehadtheminthehoue.Ietit
wouldereallgoodwithmango,though.

Teffianotherironrichwholegrain.Ifindthatittatea
lotetterthanamaranthmorelikecreamofwheat.

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April25,2014

uditie #

Maitworn21daold.Herhleveli6whichiverlow.he
doenteatfoodatalltwantonlmilkwhenhefeelhungr.Notevenfond
ifancereal,juice,fruitutlovechocolatencandie.Drhaadviedto
givehervictofoltonic.Iamalotartedgivingherevonmultivitamintonic.
Alogiveherometimehimalaeptilinforcoughandimmunetem.

PldadvicewhathudIdo..iIamreallworried.Orangoodfingerfood
recipe.

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April19,2014

alohaam #

Thankoufortheinightfularticle!

Ihaveaquetionaouttheinteractionofcalciumandironintake.Ihaveread
omearticlethatindicatethattheimpactofcalciumonironintakeionla
horttermeffect,andthattheodcompenateforit(Lnnerdal,2010,for
example).Haveoufoundotherreearchoppoedtothat?Doouelieve
thatitidependentontheamountofcalcium,anddoouknowifithathe
ameimpactonoththehemeandnonhemeiron?ReallIwanttoknowifI
needtotopputtingparmeancheeeonmeatall.

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April25,2014

ona #
xcellentinfoandreearch!Oneofm14mooldtwinhaPICAandi
eatingandwallowingtonofpaperanpaper,cardoard,TP,mail,
toddleroardooketcanthinghecangethihandon.Healreadha
refluxandgageail(andthrowupfrequentluuallaout1xperda.
whenheiick,etcitcane23xperda),utthipaperthingimakingit
worehewillgagonpaperandthrowup.
o,Ihaveeenreadingandoneofthecauemaeirondeficienc.Iam
urethatiitoratleatoneofthepro,c:1)heigrowingfaterthan
hirotheraout3intalleralread
2)hehaalwathrownupmoreeailformanmanreaonandthenall
thegoodfoodhehaeatenigone.
3)thenheihungragainofcoure/chethrownituputuuallcant
tomachmorefoodincehitummienitivefromthrowingup,owedo
moremilk.wetranitionedat1rand2motogoatmilk.
4)o,hegettinglikelalotmoremilkthanrecommended,uthetill
growingandfairlhealth
forthelatmonthorohipicahaeengettingwore.hependomuch
timeeatinganthingpaperaround.IwontevenrealizethereipaperuntilI
eethathehafounditandidevouringit.Itpatridiculoune.
Whatdoouthinkandrecommend?Ironupplement?
Anandallhelpoucanprovidewouldewonderful!
Iamataloandickofthethrowingupandfrutratedandververtired!
THANKYOU!

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June7,2014

ona #

oumighteintereted*ornot*inanupdateJul18I
finallchangedmamilkfromgoatmilktocahew
milkandovernighthetoppedthrowingup!!!Itwaa
miracle!hehadeenallergictothegoatmilkando
progreivelgettingwore.
however,Ihadalreadmadeanappointmentwithour
pediatricianforacheckup.Itookhiminon7/31andhe
hadeendoingOOOMUCHetterthanhewaonJul
18th.WelltheDrdidaHgcheck.
thereult???3.2!!!!!Normali1012and3.2iVRY
VRYCRITICALlow.
o,wehadtotakehiminandgetaloodtranfuionand
nowheion60mgofironfor3month.
Aftertheloodtranfuion,hihgcameupto5.9and
thenacoupleweekofironhiHgwa8.9andthen
now9.8
moralofthetorifourchildVRhaPICAandi
eatingtonofomethingNONfoodinourcae,paper,
ook,cardoardoxe,etc.goandgettheHg
checked(thireflecttheaieironorlackof)
Alo,donteafraidtochangemilktromething
different.Wefoundomewonderful(verexpenive)
cahewmilkatthefarmermarketandthiwathe
anwer.
now,ourprolemforothtwinitogetthemtodrink
lemilk.weareaddingwatertotheirmilk,utneedto
witchthemtocup/ippcupetc.Anidea?

IfoufeellikeouraneedmoreirongettheirHg
checkedwitharoutinewellchildcheckup.IwaafraidI
couldoverdoehimoniron/ctherecommendedfor4
randupi10mg.utreallnowheihavingtocatch
upandion60mgofironperda.

Ireadomanplacethatitwanormalforkidtochew
onook,utIdidnt*feel*thathichewingwa
normalutinceIamanewmom,outrtofollowthe
alanceofnotmakingaigdealovereverthingwithnot
reallknowingandactuallmakingaigdealofthing!
ometimeoucannotwin!

anwa,maeomeonewilllearnfromourexperience
andealetointerveneooneroravoidwhatwewent
through!Icantellouitwaanoverwhelmingand
exhautingexperience.

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Augut26,2014

Laurie #

Iamogratefulforouriteandforourwonderfularticle.Theveeen
uccinct,wellreearched,andhelpful.Imwonderingifouhavean
informationaoutwhtheirontoremightedepletingafterixmonth.I
foundverconflictinginformationaoutthat,anditdoenteemlikeit
completeltrue.Idlovetoknowmoreepeciallfromacientifictandpoint
tomakeurethatthatreallithecae.

Ivealoeenreadingthatconumingironfortifiedfoodorironupplement
caninterferewiththeaailittoaorironfromreatmilk.Iwonderif
ouvecomeacrothiawell?

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Jul2,2014

cienceofMom #

HiLaurie
aicall,aaiornwithacertainendowmentof
iron,andhowmuchdependonfactorlikeodize,
momirontatuandhealth,whetherornotawa
fullterm,andtimingofcordclamping.aneedalittle
ironeachdaforgrowthanddevelopment.reatmilk
containamallamountofiron,anditwellaored,
utitimplintenoughtomeettheadail
requirement,othattoremakeupthedifference.
Whenthetoretarttorunlowdependonhowmuch
ahadatirthandhowquicklhegrowing,utfor
motaiethiwillhappenaround6month.Forome,
itcouldhappenaearla3month,andforother,it
mightnothappenuntillaterinthefirtear.Therealot
ofvariailitthere,whichiwhlotofaiecane
excluivelreatfedeond6monthandejutfine,
whileotherwillecomeirondeficient.

Thereareafewtudiethathavefoundthatiron
aorptionefficiencfromreatmilkidecreaedwith
theintroductionofolidfoodorupplement.However,
ifaaideficientiniron,eventheetaorptionfrom
reatmilkwontmeetherrequirement,oolidor
upplementmaenecear.However,thiigood
reaonnottointroduceolideforeaireallread
toeatthem.Hopethihelp!

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Jul8,2014

LaurieG. #

Thankforthi!Idtilllovetoreadomearticleaout
thedepletionoftheeirontoreIveeenreearchingit
andhaveettofindancientifictudie,uthavefound
lotofpeopleclaimingthataiedogetenoughiron
fromreatmilkaloneandthatthetoreideainot
true.NoturehowtorefutethatunleIcanfind
omethingfromamedicalprofeionalorreearcherthat
atheoppoite.Wheredidoulearnaoutit?

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Jul8,2014

Am #

Ifoundthireviewarticletoequitehelpful:
http://jn.nutrition.org/content/138/12/2529.long

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Jul8,2014

cienceofMom #

Thereatonofcientificliteratureaoutit,utmaeI
houldwriteapottoummarizeitinoneplaceforou.I
knowthereialotofmiinformationaoutitonline.Here
ioneoftheetcientificreviewonthetopic
(aweomeitavailalefulltextopenacce!):
http://journal.camridge.org/action/diplaFulltext?
fromPage=online&tpe=6&fid=0029665107005678&aid=1209312&next=true&jid=PN&volumeId=66&iueId=03&next=Y

Alo,haveoueenthioldpotofmine?Youmightfind
ithelpful:http://cienceofmom.com/2011/10/12/whi
reatmilkolowiniron/

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Jul8,2014

Laurie #

othreferencewereextremelhelpful!Ireall
appreciatethi!

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Jul8,2014

Annie #

Thankforthiarticle,itverthorough!Iamnowcompletelfreakedout
thatmmall11montholddaughterintgettingenoughIronecaueI
frequentlgivehermealcontainingcheee.hedoelikeegg,andIwa
heartenedtoeethatonthelitofhighironfood.However,whenIgoogled
it,Iawthategghaveeenpinpointedaapecificironlockingfood.Iit
omethingintheeggwhitethatinhiitaorption,orhouldegge
avoidedaltogether?Ithereanwatoknowifheialreadufferingfrom
anamptomaticirondeficienc?

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Jul18,2014

cienceofMom #

HiAnnieAkourdaughterpediatricianaout
creeningherforirondeficiencmotdoitaatandard
practiceetween9and12month,andourdaughter
doccanhelpouevaluateherdietawell.ggare
intereting.Thereiomeevidencethateggcaninhiit
ironaorption,utthiithoughttoepecifictoegg
whiteprotein.Youcangetaroundthijutfeedingthe
olk,whichiwherethemotimportantnutrientfora
aareanwa(fat,choline,choleterol).Thankfor
thegreatquetion!

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Jul20,2014
Annie #

Thankforthedetailedrepone!IknowthatDr.Google
iaadinfluence,utIcanthelpitometime.Ifind
melfoworriedaoutgettingenoughcalorieintoher
thatIoftenoverlookpecificnutrient.Herloodworkat
theoneearappointmentdidnotindicateirondeficienc,
oIwilljutkeepondoingwhatIamdoing.Thank!

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Augut26,2014

mrewer #

Ilovetheideaoffeedingardinetom15monthold!Imimagininghi
reactionanditmakingmeexcitedforlunchtimetomorrow Iveeeno
focuedontheproteincategorformonthatIhaventgivenmuchthought
tohiironconumption.Thankforallthehelpfulinformation!

Like
Jul28,2014

Kathrn #

Iwonderforpickeaterifitwouldnteeaiertoupplementwithagood
gentleironupplement?Moldetonwadiagnoedwithanemiaaa
toddlerandafterprecriptionironwantworkingquicklenoughIfound
FloradixIron+heratthehealthfoodtore.Itactualltatedecentandiin
avitamincenrichedjuicelend.Hianemiareveredaftereingonthe
Floradix.IalotookitinmpregnancwhenIwaanemic.Inowhavea9
montholdpickeaterwhowillonleatatinitofoatmealcerealandatin
iteofthiorthatduringtheda.Hetillreatfeeding,andIwillakhiDr
todoaloodworkupathicheckup.

Like
Augut21,2014

Terea #

Whataouttheearticlethataacerealiadfora?

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Octoer2,2014

cienceofMom #

Terea,Imworkingonalogpotonthirightnow,ut
hereanotherthatmainteretou:
http://cienceofmom.com/2013/11/08/amlaein
infanccanaiedigettarch/

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Octoer3,2014
Li #

Ihavea9montholdonwhowaornat35week,andhadown
ndrome.Heiexcluivelreatfed,anddoenteatanolidheinot
interetedatall,utevenifhewa,hedoentitupetoweworraout
himchokingifheweretotrolid.Athi9monthexam,hewahownto
haveanemiafromlowiron.Mpediatricianwantverhelpful.Iwanttogive
himomethinganthingtohelp!IknowthereareirondropthatIcangive
him,utIdontwanttojutgivehimanrand.Canourecommendan?
Helppleae!

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Octoer3,2014

cienceofMom #

Irecommendtalkingtoourpediatricianagain,orfinding
anewone.Ifheanemic,thenthatneedtoe
corrected,andinhicae,aupplementithewatodo
that.utouhouldaolutelhaveourpediatrician
upportinupplementingandmonitoringfor
improvement,odemandthat!

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Octoer3,2014

Vida #

Greatarticle!Thankforthewellreearchedinformation.

Jutwantedtomentionthenutritivevalueofpice.Yourarticleinpiredme
tolookupomefoodintheUDAdataae.AccordingtowhatIaw,oth
cuminandturmericareexcellentourceofiron.Dontknowaoutthe
ioavailailitthough.

Wheremfamilcomefrom,atraditionalfirtfood(andcomfortfood)i
riceandlentilthatareeaonedwithturmeric,alt,andutter.Unlikeome
tradition,thiactuallmakeene

Thankagainforourwellwritten,wellreearchedinformation.

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Octoer24,2014

dora #

Hello.M9montholdH.Ointquiteat11mg.ItookhimtoWICtodaandI
watoldheianemic.10.3mg.Irecentlwitchedfromformulatocow
milkecaueformulaireallexpeniveandWICdoentgiveenoughcan
tolathimthewholemonth.Iwajutwonderingwhatareourthoughton
thi?Maeicanjutincreaehiironwitholidfooduchatheone
oumentionedaove.H.Oloveeefood.Heliteralleatanthingigive
him.Althoughafewdaagohiappititedecreaedaignificantamount
incehehadanearinfectionandwaverfeverih.Hehanteeneatinga
muchince.Alo,Itartedmdaughteroncowmilkat9monthawell
andhei6earoldnowandhealthwiedoingwell.Iwanevertoldhe
waanemic.

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Octoer29,2014

cienceofMom #

Itoundlikeourahemogloinwa10.3g/dL,
elowthethreholdof11g/dLforanemia.(Thii
differentfromthe11mgofdailironintakeuggetedfor
thiagegrouputIcaneehowoumightgetthoe
confued!)Itirecommendedtowaituntil12monthto
witchtocowmilk,mainlecaueoftheironiue.
Cowmilkinotonlverlowinironutitaloinhiit
ouraaorptionofironfromfoodourceortof
adoulewhamm.Formula,ontheotherhand,ifortified
tocontainlotofiron.Iknowitiexpenive,utIwould
tickwithformulaamuchapoile,whilealo
workingonincorporatinglotofironrichfood.Ifou
aloveolidfood,oumaealetofeedmore
olid+theformulaougetfromWICandmakeitwork.
Talkwithourpediatricianmoreaouttheanemiato
enurethatougetgoodfollowupandmaedicu
thepoiilitofuingaupplementifnecear.Iwould
definiteladdretheanemiathoughitaeriou
healthprolem!etofluckwithourlittleone:)

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Octoer29,2014

akhathanaak #

hi.whatcaniueinpancakeinteadofeggolk

Like
Novemer28,2014

KLin #

differentioavailailitetweenliverandfortifiedironorplantource..dont
jutfollowthemgnumer.

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Januar19,2015

Mariann #

Woulditepoiletohaveaphotoaddedtothipotothatitipinale
forpinteret?Idlovetoputitonmfoodforaoard!

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Januar25,2015
Tonaander #

himgranddaughterwenttoherdoctorappt.latweekandthegaveher3
hot,welljuttodathedoctorofficecalledmdaughterandtoldherthat
mgranddaughterironi8andithoulde@12he10monthold,it
ohardtogethertoeat,wemakeheraformulaottleandaddacereal
toitecauethatprettmuchallhewilleat,andhetartedtakingitlike
thatinthepatmonthandahalf.Ioughtomeroccolilatmonthtotron
her,hewilleatjutacoupleofapoonofitevernowandthenno
more.hedoentlikeafoodinthejar.Andheeemtoonlmae
onecerealottleada.hewaornwithaninfectionhecaughtinthe
womandintheumilicalcord.Thehaventtoldmdaughterifanthingi
tillthere,utthedidawhenhewaornherironwalowecauem
daughterironwalowandhewareatfeeding,andhewamall
whenhewaorn.helooklikeaawhoeatinggood,utinrealit
hejutwantingthemilkcerealottleonceada(thathejuttarted
drinkingnotlongago.Ireadinprevioupotaoutgivingtheameat,
whatkind?andher1toothijuttringtocomethroughinthepat6da.
(thiiherfirttooth).wearelotforanwer.pleaehelp.

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Januar29,2015

cienceofMom #

AfewthoughtDidthepediatricianrecommendaniron
upplement?Haveoutriedlettingherfeedherelffinger
food?Manaiearereadforthatthiageand
enjothimorethanpoonfeeding.Youdontwantto
forcepoonfeedingathatmamakeherdilikeiteven
more.Formeat,ankindireallagoodchoiceeef,
chicken,evenfih.

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Januar29,2015

andeepHegde #

Veruefulonethankforpoting

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Feruar9,2015

anime #

Prett!Thihaeenareallwonderfularticle.

Manthankforupplingthiinformation.

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Ma29,2015

undra #
Cannotget2earoldtoeatveggieorfruit.Willnotchewvitamin.
HowcanIgetthoeinhim?

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Ma29,2015

Ana #

Alice,Ijutrereadthiverhelpfularticleawereintheearltageofthe
olidfoodjournewithoureconda,nowalmot8monthold.Iam
mainlfollowingllnatterookandJudelereauWholeFoodFor
Children.ThitimearoundIhavenotintroducedcommercialacereal
andhaveeenfocuingonvegetaleandnutrientdenefoodlikeavocado,
oneroth,liver,andeggolk.Ieeinourtalethatcerealeemfar
uperiortoeventhenutrientdenefoodintermofironcontent.utwhat
aoutaimilationefficienc?Iironincerealaioavailaleaitiin
wholefood?

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Augut24,2015

Candice #

Ilovethi!!Mlittleonehacriticalllowironandonthevergeofneeding
tranfuion.hehatogivethreetueofloodever6weekiwhi
thinkheilow.Heroncologitthinkithermilkconumption.ointead
ofmilkwehavewitchedtoooralmondandhedontknowthe
difference.Ihaveeenlookingforironrichfoodandtheirvalue!!To
much!

Like
eptemer21,2015

Mariol #

endmeinfoonnutritionform2earoldpleae

Like
Octoer3,2015

Indujain #

Maagei11monthdoctoldmethaturonloodlevelilow..Uneed
togiveironinhidiet.iwanttoknowwhathouldIdo.

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Octoer6,2015

arah #

Thankforthearticleandinformation.MLOwafairlanemicathi12
monthcheckandwhenwerecheckedtwodaago,hiironwaeven
lower!AfteramonthofOTCirondropandregularconumptionofironrich
food!Noonementionedthatironanddairdontmixmmomjutran
acrothiarticletoda.Thankouagainforthi.Wellerecheckedin
anothermonth,andImhopingthatwithcorrection,helleacktothe
normalrange

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Octoer8,2015

Hamna #

Hi,canoutellmehowtheatterofourpancaketurnoutifouonlue
water?Ihadtoaddinmilktomakeitofpreadaleconitencforcooking.
Alo,arethereanotherutituteforthemilkinteadofwaterwhichdo
nothinderironaorption?Thank!

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Novemer11,2015

Mark #

marraingl,Icantfindregularfortifiedoatmealinanofeveral
grocer,includingthelocalhealthfoodtore.(IminVancouver,Canada.)

Alice,wouldou(orperhapomeoneelereadingthi?)eokindato
mentionarand/productthatIcanringtothegrocerothecanaOh,
*that.*Ye,ofcourewehavethatitrightthereonaile12oumuthave
eenleepdeprivationinducedlindne.

Alo,juttoecrtalclear:ouretalkingaoutomethinglikerolledoator
flakewhichonewouldfindwithadult/kidcereal,e?Notomepowdered
athing,right?

Thankomuchothforaninightouhaveonthimatter,andforamot
helpfullogingeneral.
Mark

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Novemer26,2015

AliceCallahan #

HiMark,
Checktheintantoat.Ithinkthatmaetheonloption
forfortifiedoatmealthatinttheavarieti.e.itha
moretexture.Likethione:
http://www.quakeroat.com/product/hotcereal/intant
oatmeal/original.apx

IcantpromiethatavailaleinCanada,utoucould
check.

Thiianoldpot,andIhouldupdateitwiththi
information,utthetpeofironuedtofortifcerealthat
arentmadeforaieileeailaored(lower
ioavailailit)thanthatuedininfantcereal.Doent
meanouhouldntueitutIthinkifourerealluing
cerealaawatogiveourairon,theavarieti
proalet.Youcouldconideromethinglikemixing
infantcerealwithplainrolledoatifouwantedtoupthe
texture,andourawouldproalactuallaora
imilaramountofironaifouuedintantoatwiththe
leioavailaleformofiron.o,itmanote
neceartohuntdownthieluiveoatmeal!

Liked1peron
Novemer26,2015

KarenIaac #

Mgrandaughterjutrunaroundhouewithpochedheinzfoodmotl
weetonl..hei15monthold.Hermumworklunchanddinnerhiftin
foodervice.Hedadometimedoenotgiveherfoodeforeottleand
ed.hedoenothavereakfatometimetoatonl.henolongerget
feedinhighchair.Otherprolemherdadputherincottoooftenand
ometimeleavehertheretoplaifheiuwatchingtvorfixedcaror
hoie.helivewithuandwakeat7ammpartnerandiplawithher
until9amwechangehernappwhenhewakeandgiveheraottleat
8amparenthaveherincotagainat10amand1pm.heneedmoreiron
andneedtoeatproteinandironfoodfeedpoonanduinghighchair.I
giveherarrowrootuthedoenotchewanthingele.Ilookedforcheee
tick.utcouldnoteeatupermarket.heeattoomuchweetfood
anddoenotlikeavormuch.

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Januar2,2016

hiraHopfer #

HiAlice,

Thanouforthi!

Iwahavingahardtimeundertandingexactlwhattpeofolidtogivem
10monoldgirl.HerloodworkcameacklowironoIwatoldtogiveher
thedropawellaredmeat.

hetillmotleatingpureedfoodaherteethhaventcomeinandIwa
concernedaoutchoking,utnowIvelowltartedintroducingolidandI
mixitwithherpuree.

hearellikewallowingolidletalonemeat!

Doouthinkmplanofmixingoliduchaweetpotatoe,quinoa,ite
izetomatoe,wholewheatpata,andturkemeatwithherpureedlunch
anddinner(allvegetalelend)iiagoodfirtolidfoodintroawella
goodourceofiron?

ForreakfatIamgivingheracerealwithananaandomecinnamon
forflavorthathejutgotuedtoafterafewdaoftring.Wouldou
uggetIaddtrawerrietothatawell?

Thankou!

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Januar19,2016
AliceCallahan #

HihiraYoucantartgivingherpureedmeat.Have
outriedthat?Youmighttrmakingflavorfulchicken
thighoreefinthelowcooker(oromeothermethod
thatwillgiveoutendermeat).Youcanpureeitorgo
aheadandoffermallpiecetoourdaughter.Orome
ofoth.Theotherfoodoulitareallgreatidea,ut
oucanalotrgoingaheadandofferingherpieceon
hertrathathecanelffeed.Ifthefoodareoft,he
caneatthemwithoutteeth!Youlleaddreingthelow
ironwiththeirondrop,cereal,andredmeat.eond
that,offerheravarietoffoodthathecantroutwhen
heread,anddonttreaouthowmuchheeat.
Hopethihelp!

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Januar20,2016

AlihdaWilliam #

Him2earoldoniverpickwithwhatheeat.Hewillnoteatanthing
eidethefoodhelikeacon,pancake,cereal.Hiironiaout10%low
andImworriedincehehadleadpoionwhenhewa1.Hedrinkankind
juiceutnotmuchwaterandanthingthathafruitorveggieinit.he
preferweettufftoowetrlimitituthethrowafit.Help.

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April21,2016

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