My DD won't eat if she's tired so if I'm late getting her dinner I may as well not bother as she just throws it on the floor. It must be very frustrating having that be the norm for you guys.
So the paed sent me a message Friday night to say she is also vitamin d deficient and needs a daily vitamin d supplement for 6 months.
So with losec, liquid iron, liquid vitamin d every day and the odd Panadol for teething I feel like all I am trying to do at the moment is shovel medicine into her 😔 unfortunately she is not good with medicine so it's difficult. Also doesn't help that they are all syrupy sweet so I am worried it's going to mess up her palate as she struggles enough with non-fruit stuff as it is.
All I need now is for the iron and vit d to bring back her constipation and then have to add actilax back into the mix too 😁 please no.
OMG. That's a lot of meds.
Gogi berries are high in iron. You can buy them in Heath food shops. My kids both just eat them whole like sultanas but I think they taste pretty odd. Do you make bliss balls? Blitz the gogi up with almonds in a food processor till they're fine and then add dates. Roll in coconut. Anyother thing I do is put almonds, gogi and chia seeds in a food processor and blitz until fine. Then I sprinkle this nut mix over the kids yogurt, purée fruit, cereal or any other food. X
OP, Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think premature bubs often have a problem with iron deficiency and are sometimes put on an iron supplement or multivitamin from birth, so probably not to much of a surprise that she is iron deficient. I think iron deficiency also effects their appetite, so perhaps once you get the iron levels up she will be hungrier and you will have more success with the solids.
Iron supplements do cause a bit of constipation, so be ready with those laxatives!
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