Here are some foods that are rich in Iron for Baby,

  • Breast milk
  • iron-fortified infant formula
  • dried beans
  • winter squash
  • sweet potatoes
  • broccoli
  • mushrooms
  • meat & poultry (beef, beef & chicken liver, pork, turkey, chicken)
  • greens (spinach, broccoli, kale, collards)
  • egg yolks
  • dried fruit (figs, apricots, prunes, raisins)
  • prune juice
  • tofu
  • grains (kasha, quinoa, wheat germ, cornmeal, millet, brown rice, farina, bran, breads, iron fortified cereals)
  • blackstrap molasses (try adding a little to cereal when baby is over 10 months old)
  • brewer's yeast
  • shellfish (clams, oysters, shrimp - 12 months+ and please get consent of pediatriaicn)
  • tuna, sardines, canned salmon

Vitamin C aids in the absorption of Iron so try to include fruits and vegetables whenever possible.

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