Any "tricks" to inroduce meat into baby's diet

Alicia - posted on 10/07/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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2ns day and my 7month daughter does not like chicken or the ham.

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Maria - posted on 10/21/2009

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Nutritionists agree not to introduce meat until at least 1 year of age! Your baby doesn't need it yet. She gets plenty of protein from milk or formula. Check the american academy of pediatrics recommendations. Dr's will say meat is ok early because they only took 1 nutrition course in college.

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Jessica - posted on 11/07/2009

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My 7 month old isn't a fan either. We hide it in sweet potatoes and she is fine with it then.

Kiley - posted on 11/06/2009

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Chloe didn't like meat at first, but now she gobbles it down. I buy the kind in the jar with rice or vegetables. The way I got her to eat it was to alternate spoonfulls with something she did like. I'd even put a little of both on the spoon. Although meat is not necessary for nutrition at this point, my pediatrician said to have her eat it daily to acquire a taste for it. She said toddlers don't usually like meat and this will help them get used to the taste.

Pamela - posted on 11/05/2009

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my son has been eating what we eat from 5 months at first it was smashed pretty fine and slowly getting more chunky until its just normal food like risotto and spag bog .. all made from scratch of corse . he eats meat if its mixed in with things but he is alot more fussy than my first son who ate everything and anything. but I don't remake my boys anything else they eat what we eat or they wont eat .. sounds harsh but I have two close in age and I work and I cook from scratch so I have no time to waste putting nuggets into the oven just cause they don't feel like spaghetti that night . they wont starve tehmselves there not suicide yet wait till they are teens and become emo's and hate the world then I might worry about a hunger strike .. We just had lunch and they had grilled chicken pieces that were marinated in Lime ( makes them tender) and watermelon.. thumbs up from the critics 21 month old Cameron and 7 month old Ewan

Bonnie - posted on 11/05/2009

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If you really look into the introduction of new foods to babies, the best time is when they are between 4-8 months old. Something new may take about 7 tries to give the baby a chance to get oriented with the new tastes. If you supply table food, try a food chopper to make sure it is small enough. If you go wih processed jar foods and then go to regular foods i will be like starting the liking of foods all over again. The baby gets associated with its taste, then when you stop jar foods the tastes are so much different, foreign to them... good luck... my daughter now 10 ate tons of fruits and veggies. Dr said she was fine, growing and healthy with all her nutrition. My mother introduced her to ketchup so she would eat more meats, the worst thing that ever happened, now we fight all the time about food choices and eating habits.. good luck to you

Cindy - posted on 10/30/2009

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if its baby food add the fruit to it and mix it in. my son eats anything with fruit in it

Laura - posted on 10/24/2009

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you may want to check that out. I have heard from the doctor, public health nurse and a registered dietician who is also a mom that you should introduce meats after 6 months of age. My little guy likes the meat/veggie or casserole concoctions that come in jars.

Renee - posted on 10/21/2009

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i found that with my son i had to mix the meat with rice cereal or the mixed grains that way it gives them something new with something the have had already. and now he doesnt mind eating the meats. hope this helps.

Michelle - posted on 10/08/2009

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as long as what your giving your baby is pure - ie: no salt, sugar, spices, it's fine - just cut it up really small. my little guy is a hoover so eats everything. i got him used to meat by mixing it with avocado for some good fat

Alicia - posted on 10/08/2009

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What do you also think about giving babies "table foods"? I've been hesitant to do so.

Shannon - posted on 10/07/2009

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My daughter didn't want anything to do with the chicken or the beef until I mixed a little of the veggies in with them. We had no problem with the ham she loves that. Good luck

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