Your baby needs iron to boost her immune system and for her developing brain, but she might not enjoy the rusty flavor of iron fortified baby food. Here are some good food sources of iron. Continue reading Best Food Sources of Iron
If he’s shunning the taste of iron fortified food, or in my case babyfood all together, here’s an easy solution:
Cook in cast iron pots and pans! They don’t contain the toxic ingredients of non-stick pans, and will impart some iron right into the food. The company I like best is Lodge Cast Iron, and not just because it’s from Tennessee. It is family owned and operated and has been for over 100 years, and is a green company- recycling cardboard, reusing foundry sand, and planting trees. I love eco-responsibility!
When you’re postpartum and in need of extra iron yourself, have someone cook for you in cast iron. It’s great for breastfeeding moms too- We’ll take extra nutrients wherever we can get ’em.
Here’s a recipe the whole family can enjoy (even your older baby!): Continue reading Is You Baby Getting Enough Iron?