Health Tip: Treating Iron Deficiency Anemia

Mix iron pill with juice to make it taste better

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(HealthDay News) -- If your child's been diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers these tips:

  • To make your child's medicine more palatable, mix it with one ounce of apple or orange juice.
  • Wipe the teeth after each dose to prevent discoloration of the enamel.
  • Give your child foods high in iron, including meats, fish, chicken, raisins, dried fruits, sweet potatoes, greens, lima beans, chili beans, green peas, and peanut butter.
  • Infant formulas have iron, but regular milk does not. Don't give children under the age of one year regular milk without first talking to your child's doctor.

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