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Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of baby iron deficiency?

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Dr. Susumu Inoue
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes

Give iron supplement (feosol drops or ferrous sulfate syrup) when a child mostly weans off formula and switches to regular homogenized milk (this occurs t about 10 to 12 months of age).
Particularly if a child routinely consumes 24 oz or more of regular milk, iron supplement is a must. Poly-vi-sol with iron is not good, it does not contain enough iron.

In brief: Yes

Give iron supplement (feosol drops or ferrous sulfate syrup) when a child mostly weans off formula and switches to regular homogenized milk (this occurs t about 10 to 12 months of age).
Particularly if a child routinely consumes 24 oz or more of regular milk, iron supplement is a must. Poly-vi-sol with iron is not good, it does not contain enough iron.
Dr. Susumu Inoue
Dr. Susumu Inoue
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