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Discussion: I vaguely remember from pre...

in: Anna; Anna > 2021-04-15

Apr 16, 2021 2:11 PM # 
Suzanne:
I vaguely remember from pregnancy and having an infant that absorption can be as important as quantity in the diet. And other factors, both what you eat and even what you eat in the same meal (or not) can affect absorption of iron. Some things can enhance and others inhibit.

Mayo Clinic has some info here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iro...

But you might be able to learn more if you dig in.

Sorry I don’t have more details.
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Apr 16, 2021 4:14 PM # 
Anna:
Yes, thanks! I looked into it and usually stagger my coffee/milk from meals thatre more iron rich. I’m not sure if food sources of vitamin c are better than the vitamin c in my iron supplement, but you’re right that there’s lots of info here, and I should probably make an appointment with the school nutritionist! (I’d been putting it off since last time going on iron supplements had had such a major effect compared to changing my diet, but I think I was starting at a lower point this time. And/or I misremembered how long it took last time. And/or being vitamin d deficient this time made me less willing to cut back on milk.)

A good reminder to be better about these things still! Thanks!
Apr 18, 2021 11:26 AM # 
matzah ball:
Btw, i think raisins have a lot of iron in them?
Apr 19, 2021 5:36 PM # 
Anna:
Looks like raisins are pretty decent! Thanks!

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