Although iron is less easily absorbed from non-animal sources, there are many good vegetable sources. From around 6 months these include: puréed apricots, cereals, well pureed lentils, well puréed beans and green vegetables. Vitamin C aids absorption of iron from plant sources and so it helps to give sources of these nutrients together. Give foods or a drink high in vitamin C with each meal, e.g. tomato or well-diluted orange juice.