Health Tip: Feed Your Toddler Enough Iron10/07/10
(HealthDay News) -- Iron deficiency in toddlers can affect their
physical, behavioral and mental development, and lead to
The Nemours Foundation suggests how to help your child get
enough dietary iron:
- Don't let your child drink endless amounts of milk; keep it to
between 16 ounces and 24 ounces daily.
- Offer your child enough iron-rich foods, including fish,
poultry, meat, beans and tofu.
- Provide iron-fortified snacks.
- Give your child iron-fortified cereals.
Copyright © 2010
. All rights reserved.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.