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February 28th, 2009, 07:12 AM
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Ronan is 8 months old and eating a variety of solids and finger foods. I was thinking of maybe trying fish soon. I've read all sorts of conflicting info about WHEN to start baby on fish. Really conservative opinions say after one year. Others say by 6 months. Then there's the fact that lots of other countries start their babies on fish earlier than we do. I'm a big organic fan and "wild" (versus farmed) fish advocate, so I'd be sure to pick a variety/type of white fish that was low in mercury or other hazards. Then, I also came across this article that says a new study shows that introducing fish before 9 mths - even as early as 4-6 months - can lower baby's eczema risk:

Babies Who Eat Fish Lower Eczema Risk

Anyone else thinking of starting baby on fish before 9 months?

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March 2nd, 2009, 12:27 PM
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i hadn't considered it yet. we are going pretty slow on solids, but if Ronan does well and it goes along with the AAP then i wouldn't worry too much about giving fish.
that article is interesting, though Thea already has excema.
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March 2nd, 2009, 08:53 PM
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My pedi recommended starting fish at 6 months if I wanted to. I haven't given Lily any yet though. She said salmon or tilapia are good first choices.

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March 2nd, 2009, 08:59 PM
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Abbey is JUST now starting to eat some table/finger foods. I probably won't do fish until she is about a year, just cuz that's what I did with all my other kids. lol

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March 9th, 2009, 10:53 AM
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Just becarful with the bones!!! Those are big chocking hazards.

I gave my oldest fish probably close to 12 months. I am a bad mommy and would give her fish sticks Not organic by any means. But I was terrified of the bones. But she liked it pretty well. I would also feed her off of my plate and just give her little pieces of Orange Roughy or halibit. But she is a good eater.

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March 12th, 2009, 04:01 PM
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I have not, but have been thinking about it as well. My friend started her son on fish at 6 months, he loved it!
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March 13th, 2009, 03:32 PM
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My friend started his daughter on fish early as they are in a culture where fish is a huge part of their eating. My family starts fish early too, but I am allergic to it so I am a little concerned about that, and I would have to teach DH how to make it so it will probably be at a year. But I would say as long a the AAP says it okay and he likes it go for it! Is definitely is a food group with a lot of healthy attributes.

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