Iron Deficiency starts from a very early age, say around 4-5 Months itself.
How do we know that our child is iron deficient ?
- Pale Eyes
- Reduction in the appetite
- Low on stamina
- Very lethargic
I know it’s tough to see this is such small kids for them checking for pale eyes is the best way.
Whats the cause ?
Anything that the kids face is our fault, now if our kid is iron deficient it’s because of our carelessness of not taking medicines on time.
Why do you think doctors ask us to take Iron, Calcium & Vitamin tablets right from our second trimester until breastfeeding. It’s because these nutrients are important for us which also has an impact on our kids.
Find the link below on a Instagram blog post which I’d done on Importance of Iron, Calcium & Vitamin medicines.
If we fail to take these medicines it bring down the iron level in kids as well.
My experience :
It was found by our doctor that Avisha is Iron Deficient when she was around 7 months old, he had asked me to give her Hemsi PD 0.5 ML. I used to give that to her but occasionally. After 2-3 Months the doctor mentioned that there is an improvement in her Iron Levels, that was news to me because I didn’t give her the medicine properly. But what I did was concentrated on her diet.
What was her diet like ?
I used to give her Iron Rich Food, like Ragi, Pomogranate, Palak & other green leafy vegetables, Tofu, Beetroot, Dates etc.
All of this helped a lot and I still continue this. Atleast thrice a week I give her Iron Rich food as a proper meal, apart from that 1 dates everyday, now as she is close to 2 years I also give her 2 dates a day.
A Child’s Diet matters a lot. Having a balanced diet is important (I’ll soon do a post on that)
Make sure you guys find out if your child is having any deficiency and try to compensate with home remedies rather than giving Medicines.
If in case Y’all want any kind of recipes for the above mentioned food items do let me know.
Will do a post on that 😊
PS: Please don’t skip medicines for your kid, what worked for me might not work for others, giving Medicines is also important as it increases the appetite of the kid.