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is it okay to give this to my daughter at her age

I was wondering when it was okay to give my daughter fish sticks or any other kind of sea food? she's only 16 months old.

 
MarissaDavis29

Asked by MarissaDavis29 at 2:16 PM on Aug. 19, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Just make sure you know what kind of fish is in it, and that it's not one of the varieties that is high in mercury. Most fish sticks are made from haddock, pollock and cod which are mid to low mercury and safe for kids to eat a few times a month.

    Here is a link to relative mercury levels in fish and how often it is safe to eat. This one is specifically for pregnant women, but still ranks the fish according to if they are safe to eat often, rarely or never and the guidelines apply for kids.
    http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/fishmercury.htm
    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 2:45 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • sure if she will eat it
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • she should be able to have it now. My kids have eaten shrimp since they were almost a year old. Just watch to make sure that she doesn't have a reation
    GotToHaveFaith

    Answer by GotToHaveFaith at 2:18 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • fish is actually healthy for infants too.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:19 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Yes, if there's no family hx of food allergies. Now I want fish sticks. >.
    Arisce

    Answer by Arisce at 2:24 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • sure if she likes it !
    ryansmommy07

    Answer by ryansmommy07 at 4:18 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

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