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Can my ten month old baby have tuna?

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Asked by bpatrick0416 at 3:48 PM on Aug. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes, but there is a limit per week. I don't know what, though. It's a mercur containing fish or something, but extremely healthy in moderation.

    Answer by apexmommy at 3:51 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • No, not atall not until after they are 1 especially tuna.

    Answer by kirsty_mcgrail at 3:51 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • Expert Answers
    The BabyCenter Editorial Team

    Fish makes the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology's list of most common food allergens, so many experts recommend that you introduce it slowly and only after your child's first birthday, when his immune and digestive systems are more developed. If your family has a history of allergies — hay fever, asthma, or food allergies, for example — experts recommend holding off until at least age 3.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • The new advice says not to give tuna at all before the age of 1 due to the mercury levels. Before age 2, you are risking your child developing the fish allergy. There are much safer fish like cod, that have lower mercury levels. Tuna for any baby, toddler, or pregnant woman is not a good idea.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 3:58 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • NO......avacados, sweet potato, banana, applesauce, green beans, carrots.....are all better 1st foods...Organic is possible

    Answer by Loa1002 at 4:08 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • Thanks everyone!

    Answer by bpatrick0416 at 4:18 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • I am sure glad this was asked. I would have asked it eventually, but now I don't have to. :)
    I knew about not giving babies honey until after they were one, too.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 7:40 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • oops!!! oh well

    Answer by momexecsmom4 at 8:49 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • In 2008, the AAP released a report stating that there's probably no reason to wait to introduce allergenic foods until your baby reaches a certain age. "There is no evidence that delaying their introduction prevents food allergies," says Greer.
    If your baby has a strong family history of food allergies or asthma, Greer says it's probably safe to introduce fish at 6 months, but advises checking with your doctor first.
    As with any new food, watch for signs of a food allergy: swelling of the tongue, lips, and face; skin rash; wheezing; abdominal cramping; vomiting; and diarrhea. Allergy symptoms can be mild or severe. If you notice mild symptoms, call your baby's doctor right away. If your baby seems to be having trouble breathing, has swelling of the face or lips, or develops severe vomiting or diarrhea after eating, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.
    After introducing any new food, wait at least three days be

    Answer by rachel1482 at 10:40 AM on Mar. 11, 2010

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