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My pedi office just called to tell me I need to start my 10 month old on iron supplements.  His iron levels were 31.2, and they want it to be above 32.  They want me to give him 1 dropperful, twice a day.  That just seems unnecessary to me.  He does eat bites of solid foods, but is more interested in learning to walk right now.  He still nurses around the clock.  If I eat more iron rich food would that help him?  What foods can I offer to him?  He will eat cooked spinach and beans.  I'd really like to avoid giving him iron supplements if at all possible.  They said they will re-check the levels at 1 year. Anyone have any experience with this?  

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