How to Cook Liver for a Baby

Most breastfed babies do not need any extra iron before six months, all the iron they need is contained in breast milk. By six months, most babies need more iron than breast milk provides, and it is important to introduce foods that contain that needed iron. Liver is a wonderful food for a baby, as it contains the iron your baby needs and is easy to cook and blend 1. Cook your own liver for your baby to save money and for a more healthy meal.

Plain Liver

Steam liver in a small amount of water for 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Cut in half to see if it is done.

Blend liver with the water it was cooked in until you reach a consistency your baby is used to eating. Replace the broth with breast milk or formula for a more familiar flavor for your baby.

Mix with your choice of vegetable puree or serve plain.

Liver Mix

Cut the liver in 1/2 inch squares.

Saute the liver and onions in unsalted butter until thoroughly cooked, about three minutes.

Blend the onions and liver with breast milk or formula until desired consistency.

Mix the liver and onion puree with the apple and carrot puree.

Liver and Potatoes

Cover the liver with water and boil for 10 minutes.

Blend the liver or puree in a food processor. Use the liver broth, breast milk or formula if needed for a more-watery consistency.

Boil the beans or potato until soft, about 10 minutes.

Puree the beans and potato together. Mix with the liver puree.


Freeze left over liver in ice cubes for easy portions.

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