DD is iron deficient ( so surprise since shes always been a crap eater)... my GP suggested Incremen (centrum ) but DD hates the taste... any suggestion for an alternative?
(title should have included age ...2.5yr)
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10-05-2014 20:34 #1
Iron supplement suggestion for 2.5 yr old??
Last edited by OS&N; 10-05-2014 at 22:14.
12-05-2014 16:50 #2Junior Member
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Do they know why your DD is iron deficient? A friend of mine's DS was always iron deficient and it wasn't until he was 8 did they finally figure out why - turns out he actually has Coeliacs disease (gluten intolerance). Might be worth while getting your DD tested for that - a simple blood test. Just my two cents worth. But sorry don't have any alternatives to the brand you've got.
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12-05-2014 16:58 #3Senior Member
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I know juice isn't great and my kids drink very little of it, but I use V8 juice to mask the taste of the incremin.., the forest fruits flavour one.. It's the only thing I can use to help him with the incremin.
But if anyone has any other alternatives to the incremin I'd love to know as well...
12-05-2014 17:03 #4Senior Member
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My DS was iron deficient and I'm anaemic and the paed and gp out us both on Ferrograd c - tabs for me and liquid for DS
12-05-2014 17:07 #5
12-05-2014 21:31 #6
thanks for your replies everyone!
We did go for a blood test kezza511 but DD freaked out BIG TIME!
basically GP and dietician reviewed her diet; checked her generally (he noted her conjunctiva and inner mouth colouring was abit pale...he thinks its not severe as she is still very active and doesnot get overly tired or breathless.
I talked about coeliac but no one in our family has it and her stools have always been normal....I may get it checked anyway IF I can get her to have the blood test!
I'm trying juices etc...occasional luck so far!
12-05-2014 21:35 #7
Don't forget to cook with cast iron frypans /skillets - the iron does absorb into the food - especially acidic foods like tomatoes so great for pasta sauces
12-05-2014 21:35 #8
I don't have experience with this but I did hear a friend saying they need to make sure their daughter doesn't eat too much dairy, especially right after eating red meat and other iron-rich foods as it hinders iron absorption?
12-05-2014 21:54 #9
Yes - don't serve milk with meals - wait a few hours if you give her milk as a drink - dairy definitely hinders iron absorption - but vitamin c assists it so always serve vitamin c foods with iron rich foods so tomato pasta sauce with beef or eggs with spinach or fish with lemon juice type thing
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