Baby Friendly Foods High in Iron - Iron is an important mineral that your body needs in order to work properly. Iron helps produce hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying blood vessels. Unfortunately many pregnant women and infants aren't getting enough iron. From crockpot sweet potato lentils to baby cereal pancakes; these foods will surely please even the pickiest of babies.
Iron that comes from animal products is not good for humans because it gets stored by the body as ''iron reserves," but the human body cannot use that kind of iron properly, and it has been linked to diabetes, heart disease and other health problems (especially heme iron that's found in red meat).