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Can a 9 month old infant eat tuna?

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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but...

In a healthy 9-month-old no food, including tuna, needs to be delayed to reduce allergies (in fact, feeding may reduce allergies).
Great omega-3s in tuna, but watch out for accumulating mercury, especially during first 3 years. Wild salmon is a better first fish. If choose tuna: small, infrequent portions. And 'light' tuna better than 'white'. Some brands have lower mercury (smaller fish) options.

In brief: Yes, but...

In a healthy 9-month-old no food, including tuna, needs to be delayed to reduce allergies (in fact, feeding may reduce allergies).
Great omega-3s in tuna, but watch out for accumulating mercury, especially during first 3 years. Wild salmon is a better first fish. If choose tuna: small, infrequent portions. And 'light' tuna better than 'white'. Some brands have lower mercury (smaller fish) options.
Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greene
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Dr. Alan Greene
And all the best to you, bestmomever. Bon appetit!
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: In small amounts

Because of the mercury found in nature, that big fish accumulate along their life span, you should limit tuna intake in pregnant women and children to recommended allowances per month.
Less than 40 g per month for infants.

In brief: In small amounts

Because of the mercury found in nature, that big fish accumulate along their life span, you should limit tuna intake in pregnant women and children to recommended allowances per month.
Less than 40 g per month for infants.
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
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