C.S. asks from South San Francisco, CA on May 28, 2008
Can We Feed Lunch Meat to Infants?
hi ~ i feel a little silly asking this, but i was wondering if we can give lunch meats (deli slice turkey, chicken etc) to infants? my daughter is 10 1/2 mos and i want to give her meat for protein. however, when we were prego i thought i remembered we weren't suppose to eat it for some reason? bacteria warning or something? (why can't i remember, lol) does the same go for infants? tia
K.L. answers from San Francisco on May 28, 2008
You certainly can! Just make sure that, if you buy the packaged sort, there aren't any chemical preservatives in them. While it makes the meat last longer, youre probably better off getting it fresh from the deli in really small portions.
My daughter loves lunch meat, and now at 2 1/2, we often have rolled up turkey slices as a main course for lunch.
J.S. answers from San Francisco on May 29, 2008
Rinse it off first to get rid of some of the sodium.
L.C. answers from Sacramento on May 28, 2008
Yes you can and Hormel makes a 100% natural kind that my kids love. You can find it at any grocery store too.
E.V. answers from San Francisco on May 28, 2008
yes, and she will love it! my son loves turley and chicken..
C.A. answers from San Francisco on May 28, 2008
I give my daughter chicken all the time and she loves it. I just watch the sodium that's in it.
S.B. answers from Sacramento on May 28, 2008
You can, and if you are worried about the bacteria just pop it in the microwave for a couple seconds to bring it to temp :)