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Iron promotes proper brain development


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
  • bъzakorpa
  • 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)
  • mushroom
  • oilseeds (eg mead, almond, di, kernel, linseed)
  • fruits (especially rose hips, sea buckthorn, plums, currants, apricots)
  • tojбs

Is iron low?

If the baby is found to be smaller in size, fatigued and ill, pale, droopy, and prone to developing cataracts and infections, even in the case of your child, a balanced, healthy diet that should include eating high-iron foods, as well as taking enough vitamin C to help reduce iron absorption. It is important that you always give the medicine as instructed by your doctor as it may be harmful in excess of the required dose.Remember! Iron contributes to normal red blood cell and hemoglobin formation, and iron promotes cognitive development in children.Expert: Dorottya Szarka, a dietitian at the Allergy Center in Buda