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#1 of 4 Old 08-20-2002, 08:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all,
My daughter is 15 and a half months, eats solids and breastfeed mornings and evenings (and more nights than I'd care to admit), but her iron has been decreasing. I really need some advice on iron rich foods I can send to the babysitter for her. I work full-time and am a single mom so cost, prep time and simplicity are real factors. Any recipes? Thanks!
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well, whatever iron-rich food you decide to send with her, also send a food high in vitamin c to enhance the absorbtion. for example, i eat black beans for iron along with salsa for vitamin c. i don't think that's appropriate for a 15-month-old, but maybe it is.
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have you tried blackstrap mollasses? I'm a vegetarian and have been using it to supplement my low iron count with pretty good sucess. You could try adding a few teaspoons to some yogurt or as a topping for frozen waffles.

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