Simple Way to Add Iron into Breastfed Baby’s Diet

To say that Baby B is a good eater would be an understatement. This babe loves his solids and his mama’s milk, too. Eating is his favorite hobby. Next to growing that tiny little man bun/pony. Currently at nine months old, he nurses four times a day and is up to 3 solids meals daily.

One of the meals he enjoys is Gerber infant cereal that has essential Iron, Zinc, Calcium, Vitamin C, E and six B Vitamins for healthy development. It’s a simple way to add iron into breastfed baby’s diet. I love that Gerber cereal is non-GMO with no artificial colors or flavors and is complimentary to breast milk. It’s super easy to just mix a few scoops of the Gerber cereal with breast milk to make the perfect meal for B.

Gerber cereal contains DHA to support brain and eye development. It also contains Probiotic Bifidus BL helps support digestive health when eaten on a regular basis. Baby B’s current stage of growth requires the right nutrition. The iron that he needs to support learning ability and brain development is a great benefit to Gerber cereal.

I love how simple it is to prepare and store. Here’s a step by step instruction list for how to prep and store Gerber cereal for your breastfed baby:

Preparing infant cereal
To begin, mix about 1-2 tablespoon of infant cereal with 4-5 tbsp. of breast milk. Gradually reduce breast milk to make the cereal thicker.

Warming infant cereal (Optional)
Warm prepared cereal at 50% power in a microwave for 15-30 seconds, and then stir to even out the temperature. Remember to always test the temperature before feeding.

Storing infant cereal
Store your baby’s cereal in a cool, dry place and use within 30 days of opening.

Must Haves for Breastfeeding Moms: (aff links)

  • Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads – Love these, helps saves my bras/shirts from leakage.
  • Hakka Manual Pump – Must have to not waste a drop of liquid gold. Nurse on one side, use this on the other. This has a suction and catches all of the milk from leakage.
  • Spectra Breast Pump – Hands down my favorite pump, over the freestyle, pump in style, etc. Hospital grade and the quietest pump ever.
  • Bravadao Nursing Bra – Comfy without being bulky. My fave nursing bra.

How to Add Iron into Breastfed Baby’s Diet

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