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Which food items to introduce for my nine month old child to prevent anemia.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Rice cereal: Many of the cereals are a good source of available iron. If you haven't added rice cereal up to this point it is a good basic food and iron source.
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
9-12 months: Babies readily eat cereal, cooked noodles, soft breads, and rice. Also babies this age are still drinking 16 to 24 ounces of breast milk or formula a day. Ok to serve extra protein in the form of chicken, fish, beans, or eggs. FOODS THAT ARE IRON RICH breast milk. iron-fortified infant formula. dried beans. winter squash. sweet potatoes. broccoli. mushrooms. meat & poultry

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