In infants and young children, it is also important to take care of adequate iron intake!
But how much is that?In the case of preterm, healthy infants, there is no need to worry about iron intake in the first 4-6 months, since iron stores in childhood cover the entire iron supply. Naturally, the mother is very important for this adequate iron intake during pregnancy too. With the help of breastfeeding (lack of adequate nutrition), the baby has by day one, the daily iron requirement increases to 8-10 mg, and then, in infancy (1-3 yrs), the daily iron requirement is 8 mg.
What kind of iron rich food should you put on your baby's food price?
- liver and homemade liver cream
- red meat (pigs, beef, sheep, calf)
- other meat (chicken, turkey, game)
- fish (main anchovy, salmon, tuna)
- dry legumes (lentils, beans, chickpeas, soya)
- oat flakes, rye flakes
- wholemeal flour and products made from cereals
- other whole grains (brown rice, whole, buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth)
- dried fruits (eg plums, figs, apricots, raisins)
- (dark) green color (eg donut, succulent, broccoli, green pepper)
- oilseeds (eg mead, almond, di, kernel, linseed)
- fruits (especially rose hips, sea buckthorn, plums, currants, apricots)