Chicken or beef? Chicken and beef both have many benefits. In this meat processing, the most important thing is that the meat is processed as finely as possible so that the iron from the meat is easily absorbed by the baby. Make sure in cooking, this meat is cooked but not overcooked which can damage the original taste of the meat. Apart from chicken and beef, duck and turkey meat can be given to babies. Meat is a medium for bacteria to reproduce. Thus minimizing the risk of contamination by bacteria in other foods, by doing:
- Use different cutting boards and knives for vegetables and meat.
- Get used to washing hands before processing and handling raw meat.
- Process the meat properly.
- Bake in a closed container.
Always monitor allergies
As well as baby food otherwise, this meat has the potential to cause allergies, usually has a family history of allergies. To determine the baby’s immunity in consuming meat, give one by one type of meat. Give it for 4 days, seeing how likely the baby is experiencing allergies, can be seen in the skin rash, or diarrhea. If there is no reaction, switch to another type of meat.
Avoid using processed meat
Mother should not use processed meats such as nuggets, meatballs, and sausages for your baby. Processed meat contains a lot of salt, and contains chemicals that are harmful to health. Apart from the processed meat, you should not give your baby mutton or lamb meat which has a heat effect on the baby’s digestion. Remove the fat in red meat (lean meat)
Red meat, especially beef, contains many benefits. This beef contains 1.5-2.0% myoglobin. Whereas in veal contains 0.1-0.3% myoglobin. When compared with chicken meat which is less than 0.05% myoglobin, it’s no wonder the meat is white too. Apart from protein, this red meat contains a lot of nutrients. Among others are :
1. Protein, every 100 grams of red meat contains 20-25 grams of protein. Protein derived from red meat is easy for toddlers to digest, compared to protein derived from wheat and nuts.
2. Fat. If the fat that sticks to the surface is cleaned, red meat contains trans fat and saturated fat, this content is relatively low which does not interfere with health. The cholesterol content contained in it does not cause the cholesterol in your body to rise.
3. Energy. By consuming 100 grams of red meat every day, 27% of energy needs are met.
4. Vitamin D. Red meat is also a source of vitamin D which is beneficial for bones and teeth.
5. Vitamin B complex is needed by toddlers, which helps the nerves in the brain and helps in concentration and memory.
6. Iron (Fe). This iron helps in forming blood cells in toddlers. Compared to red meat vegetables, it is easily absorbed by the toddler’s body.
7. Omega-3 fatty acids, contains 30 mg of omega-3 fatty acids in 150 mg of red meat. This compound is useful for helping the central nervous system, heart function, and liver function.
Give meat to babies aged 7-10 months.
1 If the baby does not have teeth it is better if the baby is given finely ground meat.
2 If the baby has teeth and can eat biscuits and fruit you can cut small pieces of meat.
3 Balance red meat with other nutrients.