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Table 1 The amount of iron intake that a normal term infant receiving the recommend daily allowance (RDA) of formula or breast milk would receive in the United States.*

From: Dietary iron intake in the first 4 months of infancy and the development of type 1 diabetes: a pilot study

Month RDA milk (oz/day) Iron, mg/day Vitamin with iron (10 mg/serving)
   High-iron formula Low-iron formula Breast milk  
First month 23 8.28 3.22 0.345 300
Second month 29 10.44 4.06 0.435 300
Third month 29 10.44 4.06 0.435 300
Fourth month 30 10.8 4.2 0.45 300
  1. * Breast milk has 0.5 mg/L of iron, equivalent to 0.074 mg in 5 oz [35]. High iron formula has 1.8 mg/5 oz of formula and low iron formula has 0.7 mg/5 oz of formula.