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Can you add more iron to your diet to help baby? I know with Vitamin D if the mother has enough in her blood stream the baby gets all she needs from breastmilk... likely the same with iron too.
They say the same with Vitamin D too... that it doesn't go throuogh breastmilk. However the study actually said that IF the mother had low levels, the baby didn't get enough. BUT if the mother had reasonably high levels then the baby got more than enough. I wonder what they actually know about iron??
The whole not enough iron after 6 months is not really as it appears either if you look at the studies... yes breastfed babies had less than formula fed babies, however they were not being supplemented daily with iron in formula.
Lots to research just not enough time!
Yes, we eat meat (hence my own excellent iron levels, I suppose) - my husband has been researching and thinks that maybe liver is the way to go, so I guess we'll try to find some that's free-range and see if that helps.
For those that use Floradix, what dosage do you go with?
Momma to DD (12/04) and DS (11/09) .
I survived 16 mos! Ask me about breastfeeding a baby with posterior tongue tie, high palate, and weak oral motor skills- whew!
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