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Child with low hemoglobin, taking iron rich food, not on supplements due to constipation. Is it advisable?

my 3.7 year old daughter had viral fever and dysentry in April. at that time during the blood test it was found that she had hemoglobin of 9.2. when she was 15 months we had to do blood test and at that time her hemoglobin was 12.5. and till last april we didn t need to go through any blood test so we have actually no idea whether she had low hemoglobin in the entire period or not. moreover she was suffering from stomach worm and we have given her alben for this. now i m giving her iron enriched food like red mead, chicken liver , spinach , apple, banana, dates etc. and not giving iron suppliment as it makes her constipated and loss in appetite. can you plz advise whether it s ok. and should i check her hemoglobin again?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Jun 2012
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yes go for haemoglobin check up.boost her immunity with these simple home remedies:

Green leafy vegetables like Spinach , Mint , Methi , Amranth etc.

Vitamin C . So give her lots of fresh fruits like Guava , Sweet lime , Oranges , Aavla etc

raw freshly sprouted pulses . It can consumed with salads too.

give her Ragi ( Nachni ) , Soya bean flours . They can be mixed with wheat flour & chapatis can be made out of it.

Rice flakes ( Poha ) as they are good source of Iron.

Use gur instead of sugar . As gur is a good source of Iron.

Soak 2-3 dates in water in night & than in morning consume it with milk or with water.

Red meat is also good but it will also increase the weight
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Answered: Wed, 13 Jun 2012
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