Iron: Does My Baby Really Need to Eat 11mg Iron Per Day?

#169: Does your baby need to be eating 11 mg iron per day? If you look quickly at the recommendations for infants you’ll see 11 mg per day for babies 6-12 months. So do you need to be counting mg of iron for your baby? And can babies even get enough iron from the foods they eat? Inside of this episode we’ll be looking at iron needs for babies and how you can easily help your baby meet iron needs by offering a variety of real, wholesome foods using baby-led weaning.   More in depth iron food training will be included in the upcoming BABY-LED WEANING SUMMIT taking place online (FOR FREE!!) October 18-23, 2021. The BABY-LED WEANING SUMMIT is the largest BLW event ever held with 17 leading, feeding experts from around the world gathered to teach you about infant feeding...for free!   < < REGISTER FOR THE BLW SUMMIT AT BLWSUMMIT.COM > >    If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here.   FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: https://babyledweaning.co/workshop   FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/babyledweanteam/   SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: https://blwpodcast.com/169

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Babies can eat so many more foods than we give them credit for! Katie Ferraro, Registered Dietitian, baby-led weaning expert and mom of 7 helps you get a SAFE start to solid foods using baby-led weaning. Baby-led weaning helps your baby become an independent eater & prevents picky eating. Join Katie for easy-to-implement infant feeding tips and tricks that will build confidence in your baby’s ability to safely start solid food and self-feed!