Is it possible that my 17 month baby become a vegetarian?

@teyang (136)
Philippines
April 23, 2007 12:35am CST
I don't have any problem feeding my baby solid food, i usually give her vegetables, mixed with little meat (pork 0r chicken, but last night my husband told me that because i usually give her vegetable, our baby might become a vegetarian when he grow up. Is it really possible? How can I prevent that?
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3 responses
23 Apr 07
Firstly I dont' know why you are worried if your baby does become a vegetarian when she grows up. Its a healthy diet and in fact she will be at a lower risk of heart disease and cancer if she does take the meat out of her diet. Secondly feeding her no meat at this early age will have no bearing on what foods he eats when she grows up. As a baby my youngest daughters favourite was banana and now she is 2.5 years old she wont eat them at all. Children's taste changes as they grow up. I was brought up on a diet consisting of lots of meat and dairy and now I don't eat any of those at all.
@teyang (136)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
really you don't eat meat anymore? . .well m just a little puzzled with my husband comment that's why i ask this question . . . i'm a first time mom, that's why there's still a lot of wuestions on my mind . .whether m doing the right thing for my baby or not . . . thank anyway
@Foxxee (3654)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Just keep offering her some meat. Try some lunchmeat, kids love that. Don't worry about it. And even if she does become a vegetarian, there is nothing wrong with that. :)
@teyang (136)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
yah there's nothing wrong being a vegetarian . . i'm just puzzled with my husband comment . . thanks anyway
@divya_222 (117)
• India
23 Apr 07
no it is not possible