Can Breastfeeding Moms Eat Fish? Yep, But Avoid These 4! by Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski - Gach

7 years ago

Can Breastfeeding Moms Eat Fish? Yep, But Avoid These 4!

Many breastfeeding moms think they have to avoid fish altogether while they are nursing. This is a myth. There are some fish that contain high levels of mercury, such as:

  • shark
  • swordfish
  • king mackerel 
  • tilefish 

So it’s best to stay away from them while breastfeeding. However, fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, can actually be beneficial to your baby’s brain and eye development. Breastfeeding moms can eat up to 12 ounces a week of fish and shellfish with lower levels of mercury.

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

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