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Iron-fortified cereal

Japan With Kids - Forums: Health Topics: Iron-fortified cereal
By Dragonfly on Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:16 pm:

I am looking for an equivalent of iron-fortified rice, oat, or barley cereal (powder type for infants starting solids) for my 7 month old baby who has started eating solids recently. Has anyone bought it before? Where can I get it, and what is it called in Japanese?

By Natalie_l on Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 9:44 pm:

I couldn't find an iron-fortified rice cereal in Japan - they only have a regular rice cereal that they call Ogayu. If you are interested, it can be found in the baby food section of the chemist. It comes in a flake form that you add water to. There is also a setting on most rice cookers here to make Ogayu.

I ordered my iron-fortified rice cereal from an online pharmacy (
It is an Australian website. The longest it has ever taken to get to me is 2 weeks. If you type in "rice cereal" in the search bar, you will get Farex rice cereal. This is iron-fortified (one serve is 33% of the RDI for an infant).

Hope this helps.


By Texasmom on Saturday, June 14, 2008 - 2:27 am:

Try checking with Masaru or Nicholas from They are a w/site in Japan and will help you to get Japanese goods if you are not very fluent in reading/writing Japanese. They made good recommendations and always give excellent customer service. I live in TX, USA and have my orders ship over here from Japan. You can request for items and they will do the research and give you some excellent recommendations. My 9mth old takes Japanese milk powder-Wakodo and they ship it to me. I really trust them. They are excellent!If they can't help you, e-mail me. My e-mail is

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