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Does added iron my own diet help my baby through my breastfeeding?

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Dr. Patrick Hieber
Dr. Patrick Hieberanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Iron supplementation: No. Additional iron in your diet will not increase the iron content of your breast milk . The bioavailability of iron from breast milk is excellent and iron deficiency is almost never seen in exclusively or primarily breast fed infants.

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Can added iron my diet affect baby through breastfeeding?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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No : I can not see any problem if you do it with recommended dose.

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