Appetite Loss in Toddlers
Appetite Slump in Toddlers
There are times when your child may have lost his appetite, or does not want to eat at meal time. This can be discouraging and concerning. Still, there are simple ways to make meal times an enjoyable time for you, your child, and the entire family.
Iron: Guidelines to Improve Your Child's Intake
What causes iron-deficiency anemia?
- Drinking a lot of milk (more than 20 ounces, or 570 mL, per day) or juice (more than 4 ounces, or 115 mL, per day) every day. Children fill up with these low-iron fluids and do not get the amount of iron that their body needs.
- Drinking from a bottle after 2 years of age. These children are at a higher risk of iron-deficiency anemia than those who stop bottle-feeding earlier.
- Eating a diet poor in iron-containing foods
Getting enough iron at different ages
Children and toddlers
How is iron deficiency treated?
You can also try:
· Serving citrus fruit (orange, grapefruit, tomato) with iron containing foods to increase absorption: for example, hamburgers with orange juice to drink, orange wedges with meat, chicken wih broccoli, or spaghetti and meatballs with tomato sauce.