Can my baby eat Chicken

From +6 months

Is chicken healthy for children?

Chicken is a healthy protein to give to your baby. However, it is worth mentioning that replacing animal products for plant based products on occasion is not only good for your baby's health, but also for the environment. That being said, chicken definitely provides many of the nutrients your baby's growing body needs. This lean protein is a great source of amino acids, which will help with growing stronger muscles and bones. Chicken also contains vitamin B12 and lots of essential minerals, such as zinc, iron and choline. Avoid serving processed chicken products, since they contain a lot of salt.

How to serve chicken

You can serve chicken as a finger food, starting at the age of 6 months with skinless drumsticks or big strips (size of 2 adult fingers) of chicken breast without the skin. When your baby is 8 to 9 months old you can give smaller strips of shredded chicken. Avoid cutting the chicken into cubes to prevent choking. You can also blend chicken into a puree or use minced chicken to make little patties.

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