So yesterday at our WIC appointment, they did a finger stick anemia test for LoveBug. And she is low! Her iron level was 10.3 and I think they told me the normal level is 11.5. Not good. I was shocked to find out–after all, I’m a good mother and I still breastfeed her when I’m with her. That should take care of any iron deficiency, right? Wrong! I was wracking my brain trying to come up with ideas on what to feed her when my husband told me over the phone (after the appointment) that some friends of ours had given us some beef from their naturally raised cows. I refuse to let LoveBug eat red meat from “normal” sources (nor do I eat it), and we don’t exactly have money for groceries right now, anyway, so to find out someone had given us some healthy red meat…WOW! I’m every so greatful and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
My question to you is: what 14-month-old-child-friendly foods do you feed your children that have a high iron content, and how do you prepare it?