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here is some info from kellymom
What are some good iron sources?
La Leche League recommends that babies be offered foods that are naturally rich in iron, rather than iron-fortified foods. Read more about when to start solids here: Solid Foods and the Breastfed Baby
Foods that are high in iron include:
- winter squash
- sweet potatoes
- prune juice
- meat & poultry (beef, beef & chicken liver, turkey, chicken)
- sea vegetables (arame, dulse), algaes (spirulina), kelp
- greens (spinach, chard, dandelion, beet, nettle, parsley, watercress)
- yellow dock root
- grains (millet, brown rice, amaranth, quinoa, breads with these grains)
- blackstrap molasses (try adding a little to cereal or rice)
- brewer’s yeast
Warning: Some of the foods listed above are not suitable for babies. Dried fruits should not be given to babies under a year old, due to the choking hazard. Also, pork, fish, shellfish, wheat, citrus fruits and eggs are highly allergenic and may not be suitable for babies who are at high risk for allergies. See Suggested ages for introducing allergenic foods for more information.
- dried beans (lima, lentils, kidney)
- chili con carne with beans
- egg yolks
- grains (cooked cracked wheat, cornmeal, grits, farina, bran, breads with these grains)
- dried fruit (figs, apricots, prunes, raisins)
- meat (pork)
- shellfish (clams, oysters, shrimp)
- tuna, sardines