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Mama to Max 9, Neva 7, & Esme 4 and Julius 2.
Originally Posted by Max'sMama
You can add cooked spinich to your lasagnas, eggs, spaghetti sauces (blend into sauce). Add baby spinich to your salads, eat spinich and mandarin orange salads. If you eat meat, red meat is a great source.
I would google Foods high in iron and check out what comes up. There are tons of articles!
avoid drinking tea with iron rich meals, something in the tea inhibits iron absorption.
Total cereal and cream of wheat have high levels of iron (I just read that, didn't know that before )
|if you can stomach it (personnally, i can't but some people can) liver has outrageously high iron.|
|** Pregnant women should not eat liver because of its very high Vitamin
A content. Large amounts of Vitamin A can be harmful to the baby.
Originally Posted by momsmyjob
From the link posted:
Originally Posted by 1stTimeMummytoLore
also aviva jill romm suggests in her book (The Natural Pregnancy Book) making an Iron Tonic Syrup which is made with dandelion root, yellow dock root (very high in iron) and blackstrap molassas.
Originally Posted by CarolynnMarilynn
Do you know what your ferritin level is? There is something called hemachromatosis (not rare at all), where you actually have high levels of iron in your system, but your hemoglobin is reading low. It can cause higher blood sugars as well. Before supplementing I would take a look at a ferritin level. Likely, you are just iron-deficient, but since you seem to have some sources of iron in your diet, and the result was surprising, it may be worth a look.
I second the recommendation for tissue salts if you are anemic.