Anyone giving Iron supplement?

The Doc didn't give me any because I'm giving lo oatmeal, but I give her 2 tb spoons and she gets hard poop. I stopped giving it for a few weeks and her poop was normal again and she was less fussy. Is Iron supplement really important? doesn't bm gives them Iron?

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    4Katie
    Breastmilk has very little iron but it is supposed to be all they need. I do not give an iron supplement unless my baby's blood test actually showed they are anemic. I don't give rice cereal or oatmeal either. We give plenty of fruits and vegetable and focus on making sure we include iron rich vegetable into their diet.
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    04/02/14
    thanks Katie, the doctor said she needed Iron like is was life or death matter. I give her polyvisol vitamin A, E and D idk if she really needs it either. He said her bones would deformed if I don't give her vitamin D, so I did.
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    04/02/14
    4Katie
    I had a doctor who acted like that too. She I told her that she could check her blood and if her iron was low I would be happy to give her a supplement. Well the doctor was so annoyed when her blood came back with iron on the higher end of normal.

    As long as your daughter is getting sunlight daily then she should have enough vitamin d as well.

    Vitamins always made my kids have stomach aches, vomiting, and constipation.
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    04/02/14
    Its cold here so I don't take her out much, but in spring she will get sun lol I will tell the doctor to check her Iron 1st instead of giving it just in case she already has her Iron high.

    Thanks.
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    04/02/14
    4Katie
    It is cold here too, we just open the curtains in the house. Our windows are regular glass and are not tinted.
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      04/02/14
      Mines are not tinted either I was told the windows restrict UV rays?
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