Low hematocrit in a 2 year old who takes in lots of iron?


Q: My 2 year old has low hematocrit which after researching is basically anemia. However he eats a lot of iron rich foods, doesn't bleed a lot but he plays rough and is pretty strong for his age. I know a lot of things can cause anemia but I'm not sure of everything that causes it and I'm not finding a lot in research. My mom had a blood transfusion when she was his age and nobody remembers why. Could there be a connection and should I give him more iron than he already eats?


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