I have a bunch of jars of veggie turkey that my mom gave me, but when can a baby's tummy digest meat safely?
Doctors in the U.S. will vary on what age to introduce meats but generally it is in the 8-9 month range. Many are now recommending that meats may be introduced between 7-8 months of age. It is now common practice for pediatric authorities, specifically in Canada, the EU and the U.K. to recommend meat as one of baby's first solid foods. This is due to the high levels of heme-iron that are found in meats.
Chicken or turkey is generally recommended as the first meats to introduce when first offering baby meats.
As always, it is recommended that you consult your pediatrician about introducing solid foods to your baby as generalities may not apply to your baby!
Answer by Cassieniccole at 4:10 PM on Feb. 18, 2009
Answer by Mikayla_lynn at 3:55 PM on Feb. 18, 2009
Answer by hill_star03 at 3:57 PM on Feb. 18, 2009
Answer by m.robertson811 at 3:59 PM on Feb. 18, 2009
Answer by ANGIE409 at 4:00 PM on Feb. 18, 2009
Answer by AmiJanell at 4:23 PM on Feb. 18, 2009