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Are prawns ok for 9mo?

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Slave2Babe Tue 09-Aug-05 16:59:55

Our supermarket had some great offers on fresh fish. I was planning to make a fisherman's pie - with prawns. Would this be ok for DD (9months) ...?

motherinferior Tue 09-Aug-05 17:00:42

Well, I would.

spacecadet Tue 09-Aug-05 17:01:06

i dont see why not as long as they are cooked properly.

Blu Tue 09-Aug-05 17:39:59

I let DS eat prawns freely at 8 months - then discovered that it's not particularly recommended, but I don't know why.
I would have thought it would be fine as long as they are cooked through.

binkie Tue 09-Aug-05 17:41:35

I think the cautiousness is because shellfish are a common allergen. For that reason I didn't do prawns till two.

madmarchhare Tue 09-Aug-05 17:45:04

As well as the allergy issue, I think its because they also commonly cause food poisoning if even only slightly iffy, that it is recommended that they are avoided until after 12 mos.

Slave2Babe Tue 09-Aug-05 17:58:24

Thanks ... decided to err on the side of caution. I'm making two - one with prawns for me and dp; the other without for DD!

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