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Vegan or vegetarian?

edited August 2016 in Babyfood & Recipes
Would you raise your kid vegan or vegetarian? I read from a few parents who do that because they are vegan or vegetarian which to be honest makes me quite angry.

In my opinion it can´t be good for a baby´s growth and development if they only eat certain foods. A baby needs a balanced diet which contains everything from veg to meat after all humans are omnivores.

That doesn’t mean that you need to serve meat everyday but regularly.

What do you think? Would you consider vegan or vegetarian for your baby?

Mumofone

Comments

  • I'm a vegetarian because I hate the taste of meat. But I also understand that babies should develop their own taste. So when I cook something, I try to give my little boy meat too. But not so often because I'm not such a huge fan of cooking meat.
  • I think that is the right way to do it @babynose. Sure it does not need to be everyday but I don´t think it can be good for a baby or kid to leave it out of their diet completly
  • I actually have raised my children vegetarian even though I am not. Mostly because my oldest couldn't handle many foods and we just got used to it. At first we were strictly vegan, recently I have been feeding them eggs on occasion.

    While I eat mostly vegetarian I don't limit myself, but my children prefer to eat vegan and our doctors and nutritionists have confirmed that they are doing well eating this way. I think it depends on so many factors, like location, what exactly you eat (because there a many different ways to be vegetarian or vegan) and genetics/background.

    I've known a few adults too have been raised as vegetarian or vegan and are very healthy and even some who are overweight but relatively healthy. (not your typical idea of vegans)
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