INFOGRAPHIC: Iron deficiency and your baby
MANILA, Philippines – The first few months of your baby’s life are always filled with joyful surprises.
Faster than you can blink your eye (or grab the phone to snap a photo), your baby will go from turning to his side, to crawling, and before you know it, he’ll be making his first few steps.
Your child’s first months are crucial, as it’s the time when most of his body’s functions begin to develop. To aid with the transition, parents are encouraged to introduce solid food to complement breast milk. By the time an infant reaches 6 months of age, his body needs more vitamins and nutrients from a wider variety of sources.
Iron is one of the most fundamental nutrients that your child needs. It plays a huge role in a number body processes, including oxygen transport and cell growth. It is also in charge of turning blood sugar into energy.
Without sufficient iron, the body cannot work as efficiently as it needs to. Iron deficiency during infancy could lead to serious effects on a child’s endurance, immunity, and attention span. The complications could continue to affect your child later on in life.
Check out the infographic below for more facts about iron deficiency. Learn how you can better incorporate iron in your child’s diet. — Rappler.com
Help fight iron deficiency by serving a bowl of Sangkap Sigla Cerelac everyday. Improved Cerelac now has half of your child’s daily iron needs on top of other nutrients, helping him be full of sigla.