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My first son was EBF for 6 months until starting solids, and my second until 7 or 8 months before starting solids. Both of them showed low hemoglobin when tested at the 9-month check-up. They were put on the liquid iron supplements, and the test levels were within normal range after about 6 months. I plan to EBF my daughter until she's really ready for solids (I feel that I may have pushed my first two a bit, as the pediatrician kept telling me they HAD to have cereal added to their diets by 6 months, and then after the iron tests came back low, she told me that it was because I hadn't started feeding them the cereal soon enough). Is there any way to boost iron in breastmilk? I do take a multivitamin with iron every day, and I try to eat well.