Iron is an essential element for babies as they reach the age of six months and beyond. Iron-rich foods, like pureed meats and fortified cereals, should be introduced to their diet to prevent iron deficiency anemia, which can lead to developmental delays.

Did you know the importance of iron begins even before birth. During pregnancy, a mother’s iron intake is essential for both her well-being and the proper growth and development of the baby.

Read on to find out more about this essential nutrient.

Iron For Pregnancy

Expecting a Baby? Time to Increase Your Iron Intake.

You may already know that iron plays a key role in the creation of red blood cells. It also plays a vital role during pregnancy. When you’re expecting, your blood volume expands by almost 50 percent, in order to transport oxygen to your growing baby.

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