Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Zee01 | 2011-08-24


Iron Defficiency

Hello Doc!
Thank you for your previous reply.
My 3 year old, with iron level of 3.9, is on 5 ml Ferrimed twice a day for 3 months.
Now, my question, I am assuming that after the 3 months her levels should be normal, but how do I keep it that way?
The only red meat I can get into her is Boerewors, drywors and bitlong... She does not want to eat green vegtables??

Please, if you have any advice, I would appreciate it!

Thanks again!

Expert's Reply



Your daughter's haemoglobin level is very low and she may have to be on an iron suplement for a longer time than 3 months.There are foods other than red meat that contain iron. Many breakfast cereals are enriched with iron, so read the labels on the boxes.Other sources of iron are egg yolks, spinach, dried fruits such as apricots, prunes and raisins;beans,lentils,chickpeas,soya;nuts such as hazelnuts, almonds and cashew.Also sardines and pilchards.

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