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Pediatric Anemia (iron-deficiency)

Key points about iron-deficiency anemia in children

  • Iron-deficiency anemia is not having enough iron in the blood. Iron is needed for hemoglobin.
  • Breastfed-only infants should be given iron beginning at 4 months of age.
  • When infants are 12 months old, they should be screened for iron-deficiency anemia.
  • Iron supplement and iron-rich foods are used to treat iron-deficiency anemia.

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