Iron is an essential nutrient for young children. Low iron has been shown to affect memory and other areas of cognitive development.
Full-term babies are born with sufficient iron supplies, supplemented by breast milk. Once children begin eating solid food, iron is supplied by their diet.
Foods rich in iron include:
- red meat
- iron-fortified cereals
If you have a difficult time getting your toddler to eat these foods or to take the iron drops the healthcare provider may have recommended as a supplement, there are other forms of iron that the provider could suggest.
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