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#1 of 6 Old 01-17-2003, 06:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a question for you expert mommies:

My ds is 19 months. When is it okay to introduce seafood?
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Hi Autumn Wind,
My DS is also 19 months.He is a fish eater(we are,too).
I introduced fish to him when he was 9mos...He loves fish, I make fish congee,fish pasta,fish macoroni,rice,noddles...He has fish about 5days/week.We only give wild fish .But no shellfish yet!
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my son has like (cooked) oysters since he was about a year, with no ill effects. clams ok too, but crab gave him a tummy ache, & he doesn't like the looks of shrimp (altho' he did eat the head off the ama ebi!)

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From what I understand fish such as cod, salmon etc are best to introduce first. (less allergies) My Dr. said ok around a 9-12 months. Shellfish are more allergenic so those should be introduced more carefully, especially if allergies run in the family. Dd tried cod after a year and just recently grabbed a shrimp fried with the shell and all of my plate at Dim Sum in china town!! She loved it! She's 16.5 months. Be careful of clams as they can be dangerous to even adults as they are easy to get serious food poisoning from. Also I would stay away from high mercury fish such as swordfish and fresh tuna.
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My dd is a seafood lover. We started her on salmon and shrimp at about 14-16 months and loved it. Since then she has had crab, clams in clam chowder, muscles, tuna sandwiches, and never has had a problem. My DH and I have no allergies to seafood so once we started her, it just took off.

DD also loves sushi(since she was 2), maguro is her favorite but she will also eat hamachi. I can usually fill her up with rice and edamame before the real sushi comes so it doesn't get too expensive! She will eat almost anything.

Have fun exploring new flavors!

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