Authorities in the EU, the UK, and in Pork1Canada recommend meat as a first food for babies, because of the heme iron that all meats contain – meaning that pork may be introduced from as early as 6 months of age.

Many paediatricians, though, still recommend delaying the introduction of any meats until around 8 months of age – consult your own paediatrician or doctor about what is best for your baby.

Selecting, storing and preparing pork for your baby…

  • Pork freezes well, and packaged pork will usually have a ‘freeze-by’ date on the label – do not keep it in a refrigerator beyond this date. Freeze pork on the day you buy it, or cook it and use it within 1 or 2 days.
  • Buy middle-cut roast or middle-cut chops that have relatively little fat.
  • Pork tenderloin will give the softest results, and will seldom be dry when roasted.
  • Baking or roasting give the best flavour, and help retain the most nutrients in any meat – including pork.
  • Roast pork in an oven, at190-200C (375-400F) for 20 minutes per 500gm (pound).
  • Crockpot or slow-cooker methods are also good choices. Pork (with vegetables and maybe fruits), slow-cooked all day on a low setting,is tasty, nutritious and convenient.

This information presented to you acts as a guide which contains researched information only and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified health professional.

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