Meat

Meat got plenty of protein, B vitamins and iron, all of which are important for your baby’s growth. However, not all meat is the same and not all meat is good for you. 

What to eat:

  • Thoroughly cook chicken, pork or other meat

What to eat with consideration:
These meats need to be cooked until they are very hot and there is no trace of pink blood:

  • Sausage
  • Can meats
  • Minced meat, including larb
  • Burgers 

Other meet you can eat with consideration:

  • Chinese pork buns
  • Grilled chicken, pork or beef
  • Pre-packed meats such as ham

What to avoid: Raw or undercooked meat has the potential risk of toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by a parasite. 

  • Undercooked meat
  • Refrigerated pates and spreads
  • Raw meat
  • Meat joints
  • Rare steak
  • Fermented pork
  • Dried sausage 
  • Sour sausage

Good to know: The risk of parasites in cured or fermented meats can be reduced by freezing the meat for 4 days before you cook it.

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