Iron deficiency in babies
Why your baby needs iron
Iron is essential for producing haemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying part of red blood cells) and for brain development. A deficiency in iron can cause your baby to develop anaemia, which can lead to tiredness and lack of energy and may affect their learning of fundamental skills.
Providing iron through a weaning diet
At around 6 months of age, your baby’s natural store of iron runs out, so you must ensure they get enough iron from other foods when they start weaning.
If you would like more advice about getting iron into your baby’s diet, give our expert feeding advisors a call anytime on 0800 996 1000. Or chat to us online via our instant messaging service, Live Chat Monday to Friday, 8am - 8pm.