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Describe the features of iron deficiency in a baby.?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Variable Sx

Babies are born with a pool of iron in their body & hemaglobin that they begin growing out of as the double/triple their weight.
Deficiency leads to gradual drop in blood oxygen carrying capacity and associated decreased aleartness, activity and growth. Subtile drop in infant development (iq) has been noted with small deficiencies.Greater deficiencies can place baby in heart falure from anemia.

In brief: Variable Sx

Babies are born with a pool of iron in their body & hemaglobin that they begin growing out of as the double/triple their weight.
Deficiency leads to gradual drop in blood oxygen carrying capacity and associated decreased aleartness, activity and growth. Subtile drop in infant development (iq) has been noted with small deficiencies.Greater deficiencies can place baby in heart falure from anemia.
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