So my daughter has been dx with borderline anemia. We were given fer-in-sol, which I am not happy about giving to her.Especially a full dose. So I've been giving her 1 ml/ day which seems ok on her stomach. Any more, and her poops are black and reeking.
The problem also is that she's not much of an eater yet. She will eat dry foods(cheerios, bread...) and will take a bite of anything, but not more than a taste. So I can't really get iron into her through diet. I did buy some infant cereal to make biscuits, but that's all I can think of. Any ideas? Oh, she did eat some scrambled eggs yesterday, but I've been hearing conflicting opinions about eggs and iron absorption, so I'm not sure I should give her eggs.
Another thing I would like to try is dandelion tincture. I bought some today- the only stuff I could find without grain alcohol also has milk thistle in it. Does anybody know about dosage for a 21 pound infant??
So, had anyone btdt with trying to raise iron levels, especially in an infant who doesn't want to eat?