Iron: Normally, your Baby will store sufficient amounts of iron to last them for the first six months of their lives, from that moment on, you’ll need to cover their iron requirements. If your baby was born prematurely they might deplete their stored iron in their first two months after being born, because they didn’t have sufficient time to store the iron they will need. There is also the Mother to consider, as some women just don’t meet the daily requirements of iron intake they need.
After the first six months of a baby’s life, breast milk and formula just aren’t sufficient sources of iron anymore. Babies are more likely to assimilate iron directly from breast milk that they would do from other sources. Iron is yet another essential nutrient for the production of red blood cells, the ones that help to carry oxygen to all the other cells in your body. Not receiving the proper amounts of iron will result in iron deficiency anemia, your child will lack energy, get constant infections, and a lack of appetite.