tinned tuna

(7 Posts)
Yell04 Tue 02-Jul-13 21:18:58

What age is this suitable to give to my daughter?

ceeveebee Tue 02-Jul-13 21:22:04

I did from the start of weaning, 7 months or so, not in brine though as I think that's a bit salty, in spring water or oil is fine as far as I know. She loves sardines too

FadBook Tue 02-Jul-13 21:25:12

It is fine to give from 6 months but I would limit to no more than 1 or 2 portions a week because of the level of mercury.

I can't find a link now but it is linked to the female reproductive system and having too much mercury can be a concern in young females.

FadBook Tue 02-Jul-13 21:28:34
ceeveebee Tue 02-Jul-13 21:31:58

There is a recommended limit of 2 portions a week of oily fish for women and girls, but only fresh tuna (not tinned) needs to be counted towards this per nhs website
www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/fish-shellfish.aspx

Shootingstarsandcomets Thu 04-Jul-13 14:08:39

I personally wouldn't give babies tuna fresh or otherwise due to the heavy metal content. I know kids love it but it really isn't that good for you. Even adults shouldn't have too much tuna.

TwentyTinyToes Fri 12-Jul-13 14:33:29

Tinned mackeral in olive oil is very nutritious and DS loves it. Is a bit stinky though.

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