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When is Fish Given to a Baby?

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Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
When is Fish Given to a Baby?

As we know, fish is one of the main products that we should eat at least once a week. It contains proteins that are easily absorbed by the body, essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids such as omega-3. Because of all these substances contained in it, it is one of the mandatory foods that must be present in children's menu and baby food. Fish is recommended to be given to a baby around the 10th month, 2-3 months after you have given the baby meat for the first time. This may happen sooner, depending on when you started feeding the baby.

- As with any feeding and with other types of food, fish for babies should be handled carefully. It is good to start giving fish to the baby slowly to avoid the risk of rashes, vomiting, diarrhea, swelling.

- If the fish is liked and accepted well by the child, you should increase the amount of fish every day until it reaches a whole portion, which should not be more than 50-60 grams if the child is 6-7 months old up to one year. For children who are 1-1.5 years old, the portion should be 70-80 grams, and children who are 3 and 6 years old, the amount should be from 120 to 140 grams;

- You should know that fish is quite a strong allergen, so the World Health Organization recommends starting with such foods while the baby is still breastfeeding. If someone in your family has an allergy or a history of allergy to fish, you should start giving fish to your child when it turns 1 year old.



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