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Substitute iron-fortified infant formula for breast milk, if necessary. Delay introduction of water until 6 months of age (requirements are met when adequate amounts of breast milk or infant formula are consumed). e. infant cereal). Gradually introduce a variety of pureed fruits and vegetables. Introduce whole-fat cow’s milk at 1 year of age. Introduce reduced-fat cow’s milk at 2 years of age. 1). Human milk alone provides sufficient amounts of the carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals needed for normal growth and development during early infancy.

Iron deficiency leads to reduced oxygen carrying capacity and can impact immunity, growth, and development. Iron has multiple roles in neurotransmitter systems and may affect behavior through its effects on dopamine metabolism (Beard, 2001). The association between iron deficiency and dopamine metabolism is highly relevant to children’s early cognitive development as dopamine clearance has strong effects on attention, perception, memory, motivation, and motor control (Beard, 2001). , 1998, 2007; Lozoff, Klein, & Prabucki, 1986).

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