Iron is a mineral that is involved in brain development and infants with an iron deficiency test lower in cognitive function and motor skills.  Whilst still in their mother's womb, newborn babies absorb enough iron from their mother's blood to sustain them for the first 6 months of life.  But once have your infant reaches 6 months of age their stores start to naturally dwindle.  Between the ages of 7 to 12 months babies require 11 milligrams of iron a day - more than a adult male.  And because infants and children consume small amounts at mealtimes, it is imperative every mouthful...