Last month I had a mom and her 3 year old son come into the office for his mid-certification appointment. At his appointment in December, he had a low iron level of 8.3. We spoke about foods she could add to his diet to increase his iron level and I also suggested she let his doctor know about the low iron level as well. I checked his iron level at this appointment and it was 11.4, which is what we consider normal.
I congratulated the mother on his increased iron level and she was extremely happy because she said they had been working really hard on eating a healthier diet with iron-rich foods. The mom even said
“When we are at the grocery store, he asks if different foods are high in iron before we put them in the shopping cart.”
The family has been trying to eat better as a whole to support their son and as you can see they are doing a great job. The mom was very proud of her son and their hard work and so was I. It was a very nice appointment!