Very good point P.J.
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Yes, I think if one is worried about anemia it would be a better idea to supplement with iron rich whole foods rather than fortified cereal. Think about it, if I was anemic (and I was extremely anemic right before I got pregnant) I would not eat fortified Wonder Bread to get my levels up. I would eat spinach and meat and other veggies. On the other hand, I don't necessarily think cereals and grains are evil, my son gets a tablespoon of multigrain cereal every morning with his fruit. But I looked at a feeding chart recently and saw that apparently he's supposed to eat 12 tablespoons (!!!) of cereal every morning along with half a jar to a whole jar of fruit AND veggies, which seems like a ton of food for a 6 months old.