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what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« on: December 08, 2011, 13:54:03 pm »
just wondering...




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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 13:25:51 pm »
I introduced meat at 6 months. I started by making casserole type things with chicken and veg and then pureeing it all together.



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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011, 14:42:37 pm »
I think with M about 7-8 months.  With R it was probably more like 7 months.   





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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2011, 14:51:58 pm »
around 6 months with both boys
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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 16:58:09 pm »
Around 7-8 months but then we only weaned at 6 months and introduced foods slowly due to his milk allergy.

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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2011, 04:17:33 am »
It was actually one of our first foods, around 6 months.  My ped said that there's some thought now that meats should be one of the first foods babies get, instead of things like cereals or fruits.

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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2011, 12:36:08 pm »
It was actually one of our first foods, around 6 months.  My ped said that there's some thought now that meats should be one of the first foods babies get, instead of things like cereals or fruits.

I think the advice is wait to wean until 6 months but then go straight onto a variety of foods including meats.

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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2011, 12:57:25 pm »
7ish mths both times...just in time for Christmas for Oscar (April-born ;-) He definately had Christmas dinner in my mam's with all the trimmings!


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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2011, 14:36:36 pm »
7.5 mos here - went more slowly on meat because she's got MSPI and reflux.
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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2011, 21:50:13 pm »
Alexandra was just about 8 months... not because I didn't want to give it to her, I was just lazy about it LOL!  She is formula fed so iron wasn't an issue.

FWIW - meat is suggested as a first food in Canada for all BF babies because of depleted iron stores :)



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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2011, 12:28:46 pm »
We introduced it at 6 months... and i think that the canadian recommendation (i'm australian) is meat as a first food at 6 months for the iron....
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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2012, 01:35:58 am »
We introduced it at 6 months... and i think that the canadian recommendation (i'm australian) is meat as a first food at 6 months for the iron....

Yes, in Canada it is now recommended to do meats first before fruits & veggies. It was taking too long to get through all the fruits & veggies if you wait the 3-4 day rule. They want you to get more iron in you babies. Although if you are stil BF then they will be getting plenty of iron.
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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2012, 07:00:36 am »
They want you to get more iron in you babies. Although if you are stil BF then they will be getting plenty of iron.

Hi do you mean FF here? I thought it was because the iron supplies in the mothers milk depleted after 6 months?

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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2012, 09:35:46 am »
the iron stores in the baby start to deplete, not in the breastmilk. The iron in breastmilk is more bioavailable than the iron in formula so although there may be less in breastmilk it is easier for the baby to absorb. 



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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2012, 09:49:02 am »
God.. the iron issue!! I swear everything i read says something different! I've also read that although it is more bioavalable it 'binds' to the other solids or something... making it not absorb.. I don't know. I have not given iron fortified stuff and have tried to get meat into him- but haven't panicked too much (we're BLWers). I think it's funny how the same information can sometimes say 'there's not enough iron in BM' and in the next sentence 'BM is the main source of real nutrition your LO needs till 9 months'... hmm....

Also just reading over this thread (it was a little old- i didn't even know what i'd written!) i'm AMAZED at the variations in recommendations around! Very confusing!

oh- and Seona- i'm in no way trying to contradict you.. i actually often quote your piece of information myself!
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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2012, 09:56:27 am »
I took the info from here (I bottlefed my 2!):

http://kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/iron.html



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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2012, 10:05:44 am »
Ah- a great website!
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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2012, 13:11:38 pm »
They want you to get more iron in you babies. Although if you are stil BF then they will be getting plenty of iron.

Hi do you mean FF here? I thought it was because the iron supplies in the mothers milk depleted after 6 months?
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No I meant breast feeding. Apparently the iron in breastmilk is more bio available than in formula, meat etc... The Kelly mom website posted by someone has great info. Yes the recommendations in canada now are that meat can be one of the first foods. I totally agree that there is so much conflicting info out there. In the end you have to decide for yourself what you think is best for your LO! Good luck!
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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2012, 13:14:40 pm »
n the end you have to decide for yourself what you think is best for your LO!

That is so true.. in my job a colleague once said to me 'you can never judge a previous therapist's work as they were doing what they thought was best with the information they had available to them at the time'. It's the same for me and my LO.. i make sure i know all the information and make choices based on that!
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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2012, 13:20:34 pm »
I gave my son meat from around 6 months.  I cooked it until very soft (often in a slow cooker) with plenty of veggies and then pureed all together.  As he got onto more textures, I then mixed in some of the chopped veggies to the puree and pretty soon I'd give him things like stewed beef as lumps for him to gum on.
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Re: what age did you introduce chicken/turkey?
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2012, 17:18:41 pm »
Sorry -it was me and my awful memory - I got confused about the iron!