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DOES BREASTMILK HAVE IRON?
Breast milk contains very little iron probably as protection to children from infection because gut bacteria usually need iron to survive and reproduce
Most newborns have sufficient iron stored in their bodies for at least the first 4 months of life.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants who are exclusively breastfeed will need a supplement of iron AFTER 4 months of age (1 mg/ kg/day).
At about 6 months of age, an infant’s iron needs should be met through the introduction of iron-rich foods and iron-fortified cereals, knowing that their need exceeds that of a man. .
These Mashed peas reminded me of babies’ food and thought to share this info with the mamas out there ! #noorelkhalil at Beirut, Lebanon