Tips For Preparing Meat For Your Baby

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Tips For Preparing Meat For Your Baby

Around 6 months, your baby starts to need the extra vitamins and minerals (especially iron and zinc) that are in solid foods. Iron is especially important for your baby to keep blood and brain cells healthy.

Tips for preparing meat

Tips for preparing red meat:

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Iron is especially important for your baby to keep blood and brain cells healthy. Lean meat, chicken and fish contain lots of iron. You can add meat to your baby’s food by:

  • cooking and puréeing the meat and adding vegetable water, meat juices or water to make it thin if needed, or
  • freezing uncooked meat and grating the frozen meat into your baby’s raw vegetables before cooking

This page last reviewed 02 June 2013.

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