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

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Dr. Patrick Hieber
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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