I understand that meat has iron & protein... but so do tons of other foods that aren't stagnant, rotting flesh...(it's true). There are living foods that are so much better for their systems. Beans, tofu, cheese, hummus, tahini (when old enough), yogurt, peas, lentils. If there is concern about complete proteins, all it takes is a little food combining to make it right. Just speaking for me, of course... knowing all the hard work I've put into providing the best nutrition -BM- why take the chance of harming her developing system because meat is 'handy'. I would wait at least 3-4 years to introduce meat on the body. I don't normally care what people do with their bodies, but now that we are talking about giving meat to babies, I am strangely finding myself emotionally aroused.