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#1 of 3 Old 09-11-2013, 08:02 AM - Thread Starter
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I was told to give iron to my five and a half month old at 1 mg. per kg. She's 5 kg, so 5 mg daily.


Is this recommended here? The doctor said the new recommendation is from 4 months old. From what age do people give and until what age?


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This is standard advice from doctors if you're nursing. Breast milk doesn't contain much iron. Formula contains iron so if you're using any you don't supplement on top of that.
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Except that the iron in breastmilk is very bioavailable so a little goes a long way. I don't supplement. I do feed a little minced up meats and mushrooms and fruits and veg from about 6 or 7 months on.

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