Rice Cereal and Iron

Iron is an essential mineral for healthy growth and development for your baby. At birth they'll have a natural supply of iron, but by six months it starts to run low so they need more iron from food.

Farex baby rice cereals are iron-fortified so they are an excellent way to boost your baby's iron intake. They can be prepared with baby's usual milk (breast milk or formula) for a familiar taste. Start with a smooth runny texture - perfect for those first foods. As your baby gets older the texture can gradually be increased to a thicker creamy texture. Small amounts of iron-fortified rice cereals can also be added to recipes such as cooked and pureed fruits and vegetables to thicken and help increase iron intake.

 All of the Farex dry infant cereal range are fortified with iron and are specially formulated for each important developmental stage. So once your baby is used to rice cereal and 6 months or older, you can try some of the other infant cereals for more flavour and texture variety. 

Remember if your baby was born prematurely talk to your health professional about your baby's iron needs.


Farex Rice Cereals are all fortified with iron and are specially developed to meet some of the nutritional needs of babies in their first 12 months. They can be made up with breast milk or formula for added nutrients and are an easy way to boost baby's iron levels.

Remember if your baby was born prematurely talk to your health professional about your baby's iron needs.


Farex Rice Cereals are all fortified with iron and are specially developed to meet some of the nutritional needs of babies in their first 12 months. They can be made up with breast milk or formula for added nutrients and are an easy way to boost baby's iron levels.