A child with a full belly is less likely to absorb ingested lead than a child with an empty belly. Try to give your child 4-6 small meals throughout the day. Make sure to include the following in your child's diet:
Calcium rich foods such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and leafy green vegetables (spinach, broccoli, and collard greens for example).
Offer your child foods high in iron - lean red meats, chicken, fish, iron-fortified cereals, and dried fruits (raisins, prunes) - and vitamin C - oranges, orange juice, grapefruits, grapefruit juice, tomatoes, tomato juice, and green peppers.
Protect your child from lead poisoning by simply making sure their hands, bottle, pacifiers, and toys are clean. If your child may put something in his or her mouth, make sure that it is clean. Teach your child to wash their hands before meals and snacks and after playing outside.
Only use the cold water tap to prepare drinks and meals - hot water is more likely to contain higher levels of lead - and, if you have not used the tap in a few hours, let the water run a few minutes to flush out the old water.