Can I feed my baby fish?


Asked by docmamy at 4:48 AM on Feb. 15, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • most docs will say to try to hold off until the age of 1 on any seafood. my youngest being born in the summer and living on the eastern shore of md for her first birthday had a crab fest she ate crabs and shrimp. i would say look at your family history if there are no seafood allergies in the imediate family try a lil bit and see how your child reacts to it. if no problems then alloy him/her to enjoy it.

    Answer by Disneymom1218 at 10:52 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

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  • feed your 10 month old fish what? *ba dum CHHHHHH* lolol jk i think im funny. but i dont know

    Answer by aliciatron at 6:13 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

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  • I had given fish sticks about that time. But other than that....we didn't give seafood until closer to two.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:15 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

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  • Wow - how did your fish get to be 10 months old without any food?

    Answer by misskimmy62 at 7:22 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

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  • "Fish, specifically shellfish and "boney" fish, are known allergens for an infant. It is often recommended to introduce fish only after a baby has reached 1 year of age. Many sources suggest waiting until after 3 years old. Still, other sources say that introducing fish to a baby at 9-10 months old is perfectly safe. Shellfish should not be introduced to a child who may be allergy prone until around 3 years old or even older. Shellfish such as lobster, oysters etc. can induce deadly allergic reactions."

    Definitely talk to your doctor first and if there is a possibility of an allergy stay far away from fish.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:02 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

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  • All my kids LOVED fish at that age. Salmon and tilapia were favorites, and they arent too high in mercury

    Answer by MySpaceMomof3 at 9:37 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

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  • Most People feed their fish way before the 10 month mark lol ...No really back when I worked at a preschool they gave the little one fishsticks when it was on the menu : /

    Answer by koolest_mom_of4 at 9:42 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

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  • We gave Lydia fish like salmon and tilapia at about 7months. She LOVED it. :) Though we did wait until 1 year to give shrimp and clams.

    Answer by Emmy_Dollface at 9:45 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

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  • My son tried a Beechnut baby food with Salmon and sweet potatoes and noodles in it at 9 months and did good. I agree to stay away from the shellfish until they are older though.

    Answer by parkersmama08 at 10:36 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

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  • I'd be concerned about the mercury content for a child that young.

    Answer by duckigrrl at 10:52 AM on Feb. 15, 2009

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