Inspired by Tasting the meaty Shabbos food on erev Shabbos Chazon: can one swallow?

Per Mishna Berura 551:70 it is not permitted to feed children meat during the 9 days unless the child is weak. May one give a child a Meat meal on Erev Shabbos Chazon if they are always served on Erev Shabbos a meat meal? Perhaps this is considered their Shabbos meal where they may be allowed to eat meat?

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Per Igrot Moshe OC IV 21:4 if that is the usual time they eat their Shabbat meal because they don't stay up late until after maariv, then they may consume meat as usual.

  • אלא מאכילין אותן סעודת שבת בשעה או כשתי שעות קודם קבלת שבת יכולין אז להאכילן בשר Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 14:35
  • Yes...............
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 14:58
  • What about if it's not their "shabbos seudah" but simply what they feed the child on early friday afternoon during "lunch time" ...
    – Yehoshua
    Commented Jul 26, 2015 at 12:58
  • @Yehoshua IMHO it seems from the Teshuva that that would not be ok.
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 27, 2015 at 5:44
  • @DoubleAA From the teshuva yes, however halacha l'maseh I would disagree.
    – Yehoshua
    Commented Jul 27, 2015 at 21:07

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