Melissa - posted on 05/16/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hi everyone! Just joined the group, and this is my first time posting. I am a vegetarian and my husband is not. We have a 6 month old daughter and are trying to decide whether to start her on a vegetarian diet or not. I would like for her to start with a vegetarian diet, but my husband is worried that it will undermine her ability to choose her own diet later in life. If a child who has never had meat later chooses to include meat in her diet, will it be problematic? My husband is fine with the idea of starting her as a vegetarian so long as when she is old enough to decide on a diet for herself it doesn't limit her options. The reason I ask is that I've read you lose the enzymes to digest meat properly with time if you don't eat it. Would really appreciate any input.