Anemia means that the number of red blood cells in your child's body is below normal. Iron is needed for your child's body to produce red blood cells. Your child needs to eat more foods high in iron.
If your doctor tells you to give your child iron medicine:
Make sure your child eats plenty of foods rich in iron. Meats, fish, and poultry have the most iron. Other foods high in iron are:
Your child needs a repeat blood test in 1 or 2 weeks and again in 2 months to make sure your child is getting better.