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is it okay to give my baby mussels????

my daughter is 20 months old..and my husband is letting her eat mussels..is this ok? some sites i found say its okay and others say she shouldnt have it until she is three???any answers?

 
mom2b112108

Asked by mom2b112108 at 8:40 PM on Jul. 20, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (6)
  • The AAP says that there is no need to hold off on what used to be considered "allergenic" foods, including shellfish. As long as you aren't noticing any signs of an allergy, it's fine.

    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 8:55 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Any shell food can be highly allergenic..thats why they say to wait until older...severe reactions can occur.
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 8:41 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • I wouldn't give it to a young child.
    Cochise

    Answer by Cochise at 8:42 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • I wouldn't do it.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 8:43 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • I'd wait. there's a lot of issues with allergies when it comes to shellfish
    ItsMe89

    Answer by ItsMe89 at 8:46 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • too young.....
    connorsmom1970

    Answer by connorsmom1970 at 8:49 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

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