Health Tip: Feed Your Toddler Enough Iron

By on October 7, 2010

Iron deficiency in toddlers can affect their physical, behavioral and mental development, and lead to anemia.

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.

Source: HealthDay

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