We all know that vegetarian food is based on the exclusion of animal foods, including red meat, which is the main source of iron, especially necessary in the early years of children for a perfect brain development and prevention of anemia.
In these cases the family chooses to carry a pure only and exclusively a base of vegetables, this point must be taken into account, since it is very important to child development that not missing or iron, or vitamins, so it should increase the vegetable consumption as necessary to balance the daily requirement of iron available, especially the first year of life.
Both fish and chicken are also rich in iron, although in smaller quantities than red meats. If definitely not consumed or meat, or fish or chicken, eggs etc., you should substitute for other foods such as lentils, soybeans, or some other vegetables that are rich in high iron content.
It also should keep in mind as the child’s diet progresses, not only the increase in fruit and vegetables, but those products offered on the market fortified with iron, such as milk, flour and vegetables, to prevent possible development of anemia did not want to interfere with proper healthy development of the child.