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Iron Supplements for Breastfed Baby?

Linda F. Palmer, DC Author Baby Matters Many mothers are told to provide iron supplements to their exclusively breastfed infants beginning at 3 or 4 months of age – without any signs of anemia – yet the research does not support this advice. A recent study has shown that iron supplementation of non-anemic breastfed babies can cause stunted growth, decreased head…

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