Can my baby eat Pork

From +6 months

Is pork healthy for children?

Pork is a healthy addition to your baby's diet when eaten in moderation. However, it is worth mentioning that replacing meat for plant based products on occasion is not only good for your baby's health, but also for the environment. That being said, pork definitely provides some of the nutrients your baby's growing body needs, especially protein, choline and zinc. It's also a source of vitamins B6 and B12. The fat content of pork depends on the type of pork and on the cut but it consists both of saturated and unsaturated fats. This means it can be part of a healthy diet when served in moderation. Avoid serving processed pork products like salami and bacon, since they contain a lot of salt.

How to serve pork

You can mix minced pork into your baby's vegetable puree or make hamburger patties out of it. You can also serve a strip of pork steak (the size of two adult fingers) for your baby to suck on. When they're about 9 months old you can serve some shredded soft pieces of pork as well.

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