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How Much Meat Can be Given to a Baby?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
How Much Meat Can be Given to a Baby?

We have said many times that food is a very important part of the development of babies and young children. Today we will talk about what kind of meat and how much can be given to children.

Feeding children with meat is one of the most important processes in nutrition in general. After your child is four or six months old and you have already fed them baby puree of fruit and vegetables, you should also focus on meat and fish for babies.

It is perfectly normal for every mother to have worries about what she can and cannot give to her little one. According to specialists in this field, the best time to feed a child meat is between the 6th and 7th month of their development.

According to pediatricians at the Colorado Medical University, feeding a baby with meat should be one of the first foods your child should be fed.

Meat, which is suitable for feeding babies

- There are generally no set rules for which meats to start feeding your baby with, but in the end there are some that are recommended. Such meat is chicken. It is important that the meat, which you start feeding you baby with, is not greasy and can be more easily absorbed by the child's digestive system.

According to some pediatricians, you can start with duck meat, but many moms find it too heavy. Once you have fed the baby meat, you can start giving it fish. You need to start giving both fatter fish and those that are full of omega-3 fatty acids.

Feeding your baby with fish should be from 10 months of age.

Meat, which are not recommended for babies

You should not give your baby processed meat such as salami, sausages, ham, etc., because they are very salty and have many other harmful things in their composition, which is best to avoid, because they can irritate the baby's stomach.

Recommended dose of meat for babies

As we know, meat is a protein and if consumed in large quantities, it can put a lot of strain on the baby's kidneys. It is recommended, that meat is given to babies three times a week for 10 years.

Take a look at these delicacies, which will help your baby grow up healthy and happy:

- porridge for babies;

- soups for babies;

- biscuits for babies.

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