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At what age can my son have tuna?

I know that tuna has mercury in it and my doctor said I could not have much of it when I was pregnant with him. He's 1 now. Would it be okay? And what about peanut butter?

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Asked by AustinsMommy124 at 2:16 PM on Feb. 7, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • I gave mine tuna and peanut butter after they were 1. They all lived.

    Answer by gemgem at 2:16 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • Thank you. I gave him peanut butter this morning and my mother had a fit because "He shouldn't have peanut butter until he's 2 because it's a choking hazard." And I wanted tuna for lunch and I wanted to make sure he would be ok. :)

    Answer by AustinsMommy124 at 2:22 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • mine all got tuna at about 1 year old, they LOVE it! we don't feed it to them like every day LOL which would be the concern with the mercury :)


    Answer by flutterfae at 2:24 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • Tuna should be fine. My pediatrician said after one year they can have pretty much anything as long as it's not a choking hazzard or an allergen for families with bad allergy problems. He said they could have peanut butter after one year, but we needed to be careful with how we served it. He said spreading it thinly on crackers would be good, but giving too much or putting it on soft bread could be a choking hazzard. He also said he would advice waiting longer to start it if anyone in the family had peanut allergies.

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 2:26 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • Mmk. Thank you all so much. I was nervous. :) You guys are great.

    Answer by AustinsMommy124 at 2:51 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • after 12 months its all good. :)

    my daughter doesnt like either one though. which is sad. because i LOVE tuna :D

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 3:02 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

  • Yes, he can have tuna now...just try to limit it to no more than once or twice a week.

    Answer by jespeach at 8:11 PM on Feb. 7, 2009

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