So many good comment, Thanks.
I been doing a bit of research so I have something to take with me to the peds office. But I"m a bit more confused.
I read that the iron stores at birth are mainly from the last weeks of gestation and cord blood. Well, I know my baby got all his cord blood, but he was 3.5 weeks early. So, I feel I may need to be a bit more proactive on this. DS1 had a toe stick @ 12mo and was low. So I took a high quality ionic iron and at his next check, they retested and he was within range. This had been my plan of action if DS2 showed low iron stores. But then, I read that supplementation of the mother does not help raise the iron levels in the babe. It just doesn't make sense to me. If the iron supplement is bio-available then it should work.
I also read that the introduction of an iron supplement in baby makes the iron from breast milk less absorbed. So it seems like a catch 22 situation. I I wonder if the introduction of iron rich foods also has the same affect. I could feed DS2 organic chicken livers like one article suggests. Anyone have any thoughts.
Just read that the avoidance of allergen causing foods has no correlation to actually developing that allergy. So, the common practice of avoiding certain foods probably has caused the food sensitivities that are so prevalent today.
Here's the links that I've been reading along with the Kellymom ones listed above.
http://www.aap.org/pressroom/aappr-nutrition-issuekit.htm 'Effects of Early Nutritional Interventions'
I did clarify, possibly on a link from kellymom, the diabetes thing is for children at risk for type I diabetes. So this does not apply to us.