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Thread: When can I start meats?

  1. #1
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    Default When can I start meats?

    And what about juice. Does she or should she have juice?
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    Default Re: When can I start meats?

    I think we started meat (chicken) around 9 months. DD loves it, and chicken is still her favorite (and my go-to when she won't eat anything else). DD would never eat pureed food, so I just gave her very tiny pieces of chicken that she fed herself (this was after mastering o's ).

    As for juice, I have never given any to my daughter - to me, it is just empty calories. I just give her water in a sippy, and she will occasionally drink it, but mostly still bf's. HTH

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    Default Re: When can I start meats?

    my daughter started meats around 6 months. I will probably start my son somewhere around there. as far as juice, i only used it for constipation until my daughter was older, but I can't remember what age she was able to just drink juice when just cause she likes it. My son is only 5 months, so he is still just drinking it when constipated.

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    Default Re: When can I start meats?

    dr sears has great info on his web site about starting juice.
    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/T043200.asp

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    Default Re: When can I start meats?

    I think we started meats around the 8th month. Juice? He didn't like it, so we never did give him any after that first try of apple juice.
    Caylen Koen Chew (25/05/06)
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    Default Re: When can I start meats?

    I've read that you're supposed to start meats around 8-9 mos. As for juice, our ped does not recommend it (due to empty calories as pp stated). She recommends DS has water in a sippy cup, which he enjoys drinking with his meals.
    Last edited by annbella; September 6th, 2007 at 08:51 PM. Reason: brain drain

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    Default Re: When can I start meats?

    We started meats around 9-10 months. My dd isn't a fan of chicken, but loves turkey, pork and fish. We've never given her juice - only water and mama milk

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    Default Re: When can I start meats?

    That's what I thought with the juice. Water and my milk are far superior!
    Hi! I'm Shelley!
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    Married DH 8/5/2000
    DS 2/25/03 Always making me laugh!
    DD 1/23/07 Loves to Breastfed 15 months with no end in sight!

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