Iron and Vitamin D

Ferrous sulphate is a form of iron. Iron is needed for normal brain development and for the body to produce red blood cells. Babies born prematurely have lower stores of iron than term infants as the major storage of iron occurs during the last trimester of pregnancy. Studies have shown that children born prematurely are low in iron stores up to one year of age.

You can view or download a copy of the Parent Information Brochure on Iron and Puria here.