Utah State University Extension
Meeting the proper iron recommendations is important for both children and mothers because iron is essential for growth and development. An inadequate intake of iron is the most common reason for iron deficiency. Eating appropriate amounts of iron during these stages of life is of upmost importance. Including sources of heme iron and vitamin C can help increase absorption of iron.
Kane, B., Bevan, S., Durward, C., & Savoie-Roskos, M. R. (2023). Iron deficiency in pregnancy and children [Fact sheet]. Utah State University Extension.