A few years ago, after having two babies, I was really struggling to maintain adequate iron levels. I never reached the point of my low iron affecting my haemoglobin (which would result iron-deficiency anaemia), but the low serum ferritin itself was enough to dramatically impact on my overall sense of health and well being. I was tired, I had a constant headache and a slightly nauseated feeling. Because I was very low in iron during my second pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding, my youngest daughter also struggled with low iron too.
Low iron stores in kids is actually quite serious and can impact on their future development, something that I hadn’t known before I started researching this a few years ago. So here is a link to an article I have written about kids and iron.
By the way, if you are a follower of my posts on Food Intolerances, the ‘Tips” to for extra dietary iron and absorption may not be appropriate for a food sensitive family; I’ve had to change my approach since our diagnosis with Multiple Food Chemical Intolerances (What’s that? Want to know? Read this.)
And if you can take a glimpse at the photos, they are from an article I wrote for MY CHILD magazine last year.
…Tips to squeeze more iron into your child’s diet.