WHY SHOULD BABY FOOD BE FORTIFIED WITH IRON?

Empty iron stores are one of the biggest challenges for infants and toddlers. Also girls, who have menstruation, have higher iron demand and their iron stores are often low.

In several countries iron fortified food is recommended for infants and toddlers to meet the daily iron requirement.

Iron is absorbed from food and supplements only in a small content – this is the normal functioning of our body. From plant-based food iron is absorbed by around 10%, whereas, from animal-derived food the absorption is around 25%.

Absorption is increased when iron stores are low. Infants and toddlers often eat small quantities and some children are often picky eaters – this is also one of the reasons why it is difficult to meet the daily iron demand. When during pregnancy mother has not used iron in sufficient amount, the risk of low iron stores for infants and toddlers increases.

Iron fortified baby food differs from ordinary baby food only in that sense that it includes a small amount of iron to meet the daily demand. Iron does not affect the taste. On the contrary, organic iron fortified buckwheat porridge with pear has a pleasent texture and delicious taste that is difficult to resist. The recipe has also been approved by our babies and toddlers! 🙂

Bon appetit!

Fortified with iron

Our first baby food product – organic iron fortified buckwheat porridge with pear – has been fortified with iron. This means that iron has been added to the recipe to meet the iron demand of our little ones. Just like in iron supplements we use also high absorption stomach-friendly iron bisglycinate in our baby food products. One jar of 190 g of porridge gives 4,2 mg of elemental iron, which is 52,5% of the daily recommended dosage for children from 6 months to 9 years!

HOW TO USE/HOW MUCH IRON DAILY?

Eat cold or warm up. Mix the porridge before serving. All our baby food products will be suitable for children and adults. Buckwheat porridge is an excellent choice for breakfast and evening snack.

Iron demand changes with age. Girls have higher iron demand due to menstruation.

When your child has been diagnosed with low iron stores and in some cases also decreased hemoglobin level, just iron fortified baby food is not enough. To increase iron stores you need iron supplements. Our famous iron supplements can be found from HERE.

6 MONTHS – 9 YEARS

8-9 MG

GIRLS FROM 10-17 YEARS

11-15 MG

BOYS FROM 10-17

11 MG

IRON FORTIFIED BUCKWHEAT PORRIDGE IN WEBSTORE