Can my baby eat Turkey

From +6 months

Is turkey healthy for children?

Turkey 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, turkey 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. Turkey also contains B vitamins and lots of essential minerals, such as zinc, iron and selenium. Avoid serving processed turkey products, since they contain a lot of salt.

How to serve turkey

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

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