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Safe Herbs for an Iron Deficient Infant?

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:24 AM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

Susun,


My nine and a half month daughter was recently found to be iron deficient. (Her count was at 60, whereas 80-100 is the normal range) Her doctor prescribed ferrous sulfate drops, as she felt that something more than just an iron rich diet was necessary. I prefer to use something more natural in the way of herbs, but I do not know which ones are safe for infants and at what quantities. Can you offer some suggestions?

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Susun's response:
Yellow dock root tincture is an excellent iron tonic. There is a recipe for making a decocted yellow dock root iron supplement for pregnant women and young children in my book Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year. You can order one at www.wisewomanbookshop

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