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  1. Arti says:

    There are two alternative types of iron: There are two alternative types of iron: There are two alternative types of iron: There are two alternative types of iron: Babies and children need iron for their brains to develop normally. Babies and children need iron for their brains to develop normally. Babies who don’t get enough iron (“iron deficiency”) may be less physically active and develop more slowly. No, cow’s milk is not a good source of iron. Even though cow’s milk has about as much iron as human milk, the body doesn’t absorb it well. Full-term babies are born with a reserve of iron, which comes from their mother’s blood while they are in the womb.

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