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Old 10-17-2006, 07:58 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone have an anemic child?

My daughter had low iron (but was not officially anemic), and the ped wanted us to give her the iron drops. I said no, I wanted to get her iron up w/ food, etc. So, I made her liver stew (she loved, I gagged at the smell), bought a cast iron skillet and started cooking as much of her food in it as I could, and gave her a herbal tincture (yellowdock) that is indicated for low iron. At 1 year, her hemoglobin was 7.8 and at 13 months it was up to 9.8! Check out for more info about iron supplementation.
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