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I do think under 12 months is too early for meat. I waited until ds was 24 months before I offered him meat. He actually doesn't like meat. He does like fish though, especially salmon and sushi grilled eel rolls.
I guess I just think that babies kidneys are still so immature and it's best not to overload them w/ too much concentrated protien. I waited until ds was about 18 months before I offered him beans, eggs, or tofu.
I think if a baby is nursing, then as far as solids go the best choices are vegis and fruits. IMO a good diet for babies up to 12 months, in addition to breast milk, is avocados, yams, squash, steamed greens, green beans, prunes, pears, etc. Over 12 months~ same w/ added lentils, brown rice, carrots, peas, apples, apricots, almond milk, flax oil. Around 18 months, add in beans, eggs if you like, soy products, salmon, whole grain bread & pasta, oats, dried fruits, etc.