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From what age can babies eat tuna?

(7 Posts)
Liff Fri 26-Jun-09 12:03:48

need to get protein other than cheese inside my dd and tuna is just so easy but not sure if there is an issue with her eating it at nearly nine months old?


goingtohaveagoodnightssleep Fri 26-Jun-09 12:07:38

It will be fine just no too often and buy her the tuna in springwater rather than brine.

JamesAndTheGiantBanana Fri 26-Jun-09 12:10:20

I think it's from a year ish, but I doubt a little would hurt now and then (it has mercury in it so don't give it too often. Can you give her tinned salmon, mashed sardines, mackarel, cod, chicken etc? Egg have protein in, and there are veggie protein sources too.

SingingBear Fri 26-Jun-09 12:11:46

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oodlesofpoodles Fri 26-Jun-09 12:11:52

Girls aren't supposed to eat oily fish more than once a week but I think canned tuna doesn't count as an oily fish.

CherryChoc Fri 26-Jun-09 12:19:02

From 6 months is fine. Better in spring water or veg oil than brine as the salt content is lower.

Ondine Fri 26-Jun-09 15:29:37

I think you have to be careful with children under 8 years old. Once a week maximum with Tuna because of the mercury levels.

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