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gammon joint and salt

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FrumiousBandersnatch Tue 11-Mar-14 13:37:37

I've cooked a ham hock for dinner tonight. I didn't soak it but I did the Nigella blanching trick - bring it to the boil, skim off the scum, tip out the water and then cook in new water. Will it be too salty to give a small amount to a 7mo?

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Tue 11-Mar-14 13:46:41

It's just not something I would give to a baby being weaned.

I have no science to back this up, but it just doesn't sound right. I wouldn't wean a baby with any red meat.

donnie Tue 11-Mar-14 13:48:28

yes, far too salty for a baby shock

FrumiousBandersnatch Tue 11-Mar-14 13:52:30

Thanks for the feedback.

Little call for the shock

Boreoff Tue 11-Mar-14 13:57:43

I would give a small amount.

IglooisnowinSheffield Tue 11-Mar-14 14:06:46

shock Made me laugh, I doubt the baby will be getting the full joint grin

I'm sure a few scraps with the veg will be fine, people forget the tiny amount 7 months old eat.

TheGreatHunt Tue 11-Mar-14 14:08:57

No gammon or other salty foods. I didn't give any salty food until mine were 12 months (that inv!uses cheese and we had minimal or home made bread). Now, sadly, they love sausages and beans.

jen2014 Tue 11-Mar-14 14:49:30

I took the 'as many flavours as possible' approach when weaning mine

TheScience Tue 11-Mar-14 14:54:27

It's not something that I would worry about personally. They eat small amounts at that age and so long as you aren't adding salt/stock to cooking or using lots of processed food then a little bit of ham/cheese/bread wouldn't bother me.

Smerlin Tue 11-Mar-14 16:24:28

Babies should be weaned onto red meat due to the iron. Maybe not in the first week if you want to start slowly but meat would be a good idea one month in.

Smerlin Tue 11-Mar-14 16:24:59

Obviously not if you're veggie and using alternative sources of iron too !!

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