Iron Deficiency in BF Children

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Iron Deficiency in BF Children
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 4:48pm

I wanted to pass along this information regarding iron deficiency in children who are bf longer than a year.  While it's not a major risk, something to think about when fixing their meals: 

"This is something that parents can consider -- that there's a small but detectable risk of iron deficiency in children breast-fed past one year," he said. "These children may potentially benefit from a diet full of wholesome, iron-containing foods."

Read more: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/04/19/breast-fed-kids-may-have-low-iron-levels-study-finds

What are your thoughts on the findings?