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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Default raw fish?

    i cannot find any solid answers on the 'net about when i can safely give dd raw fish. i live on an island, and raw fish is plentiful and a major food staple here. local women all tell me their babies were eating poke (ahi tuna) by age 1, and i know that in asian culture, babies eat sashimi, sushi, etc at early ages..

    i'm not like, desperate to give her raw fish, but dh and i eat it often, so it's here in the house a lot, and is also at parties and others' houses where we take dd..

    any moms have any input? i do plan on asking pedi at 1-yr check up.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Good ole ATX y'all!

    Default Re: raw fish?

    You got me. I sushi and I would think that Japanese culture feeds babies this at a young age.
    Jen - mom to 3
    DD who I FF
    I survived 10 painful mastitis infections and managed to nurse DS1 till he was 3 years and 7 months
    and now DS2 4 years now working on gentle weaning and

    "Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it can not be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues - faith and hope." Charles Dickens

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Toronto, Canada

    Default Re: raw fish?

    For me, this question is all about balancing the risk.

    I am landlocked, so trusting a source for "fresh" fish is difficult here. You live on an island where fresh fish is plentiful. I would just do the research on how to do it safely and go with your gut.

    Mama to my little Roxie Roo, 06/11/08

    April miles for TBTTW: 63

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008

    Default Re: raw fish?

    we eat a lot of raw fish as well. Max had it when he was one no problem. As you mentioned I know where to go to get the freshest fish and I made sure to only feed him low mercury types.

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