why no meat until 6 months?

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  1. lollylou1

    lollylou1 Mummy to Belle and preg

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    so im just wondering why you arent allowed to give your baby meat until they reach 6 months?

    i was shopping and looking at the different jars that they sell to see if i could make something similar homemade but most of the stage 1 jars are either fruit or contain meat and say from 4 months plus, a few say 6 months but the chicken etc says 4 months

    was just curious

    thanks girls

    Lou
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  2. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    I think some meats are hard to digest ...cant spell tday ....maybe a little mince blended well ....pork is the hardest meat to degest xxx
     
  3. sabby52

    sabby52 Mother, Nanny

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    I thought it was no meat until 9 months ?? IDK
     
  4. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    I know everyone says diff things, we've had 2 diff pedis between the boys and both said meat around 9mo, but I also read some people say you can actually start solids with plain meat? I chose to hold off on it until we tried all veggies and mixes and fruits before doing any meat at all, I didn't feel they needed it...plus babyfood meatis pretty gross lol I wanted them to be able to chew it up and eat the real thing so that's what we did
     
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    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    my hv told me i could introduce meat from 6 months? I'm not sure why you not earlier perhpas because their digestive system is still developing. I didn't know about it bein older than 6 months tho? We've been given bits of chicken in pasta and it doesn't appear to have any bad effect.
     
  7. moomin_troll

    moomin_troll mummy to zane and corey

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    zane hates eating veg so at 6 months i used the meat jars for 6 months plus and he loves them.

    i duno why there is a age limit but i just guess they dont need meat till that age as they get what they need from milk still
     
  8. lollylou1

    lollylou1 Mummy to Belle and preg

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    i qm just really confused because there are jars that say chicken and rice and veg and cottage pie suitable from 4 months?

    i get so confused

    Lou
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  9. moomin_troll

    moomin_troll mummy to zane and corey

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    well i have no idea then lol just stick to the jars with the right age for u lol
     
  10. icculcaz

    icculcaz mum of 3 monsters

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    i think its because nowadays department of health say no food at all til 6m. i dont get why they changed it from 4-6m. was 4m for absolute donkeys years... it never hurt us lot generally did it? bet heinz are losing millions from it. i was getting all excited in the baby food aisle today eyeing up all the fun food scarlett will be having soon:) (dont trust my cooking for a teeny baby just yet)
     
  11. AC81

    AC81 Proud mum of 2

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    my hv said no meat until 6 months and then start with white meat like chicken/fish etc. Then after 7 months introduce red meats like beef and lamb. I agree everything is so confusing! I used to be so excited about weaning but its kind of scared me now.
     

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