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Offline Chloevalentine

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Adding dairy and meat
« on: February 13, 2014, 01:17:24 am »
My pediatrician gave me the ok to add puréed meats and yogurt and melt away puffs and teething biscuits (if he can hold them). He's still only having 2 meals I'm not adding another yet becuase he's reduced his bottles   My question is when do I offer the meat and or dairy ? Breakfast I'm giving 2 tbsp cereal and 2 tbsp fruit would I add yogurt to that or would it be too much food? As far as the meat or tofu or lentils would I give that at lunch in combo with fruits and veggies?

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Re: Adding dairy and meat
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 08:05:15 am »
If your LO is over 6 months old there really aren't any hard and fast rules about when to introduce most foods, the only 'rules' are regarding things like salt, sugar, honey, whole nuts, other than that it's really whenever you feel like introducing things.  If you are concerned about giving too much solids and milk intake reducing then just switch one of the meals you already give and offer the meat, dairy or lentils etc instead. You don't have to stick to fruit veg at every meal or cereal at breakfast.  You could also offer the new foods as finger foods (which are advised to be introduced at 6 months) which means LO is getting tastes and exploring the texture and smell etc but possibly not taking in quite as much as he might if you spoon feed it.  At a young age it's more about learning different flavours and textures rather than 'eating' a certain amount.
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