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Question...


I know you shouldn't eat sushi while you are pregnant, but do those rules still apply if you are nursing your baby?

6 comments:

hilla said...

Most everything I've found deals only w/pregnancy, but this excerpt addressed nursing as well:

In March 2004, the FDA and EPA issued joint guidelines regarding eating fish during pregnancy. They advise women who are pregnant, nursing, or even considering having children to eat no more than two servings of fish each week in order to protect developing babies from high levels of potentially brain-damaging mercury.

By following their recommendations and guidelines, government officials say that women will receive the benefits of eating fish and shellfish and be confident that they have reduced their exposure to the harmful effects of mercury.

Do not eat shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or golden or white snapper (tilefish) because they contain high levels of mercury.
Eat up to 12 ounces (2 average meals) a week of a variety of fish and shellfish that are lower in mercury. Five of the most commonly eaten fish and shellfish that are low in mercury are shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish.
Another commonly eaten fish, albacore ("white") tuna, has more mercury than canned light tuna. So when choosing your two meals of fish and shellfish, you may eat up to 6 ounces (1 average meal) of albacore tuna per week, they say.
Because tuna steak generally contains higher levels of mercury than canned light tuna, when choosing your 2 meals of fish and shellfish, you may eat up to 6 ounces (one average meal) of tuna steak per week.
Fish sticks and fast-food sandwiches are commonly made from fish that are low in mercury.

Sounds like a careful selection would be plausible! Let's sushi baby!

Rhett and Nichole said...

Are you prego is that why you are asking?

Graham and Kate said...

Hey Carly-

I stumbled across your blog ( funny how that happens eh?) You and your husband are so cute! I'm super jealous that you had a chance to live in New York for awhile. What a great experience!

Anywho.. I just thought that I'd give a shout out to you!! It's been so long since the Pasta Factory days!
Hope you're well!

Kate

patrick & carly said...

No. I am not pregnant. That would be too easy.

Potter Family said...

Carly,
If this is the way I find out you're pregnant I think we'll have issues!!!
Mom

patrick & carly said...

Mom. Puh-lease. You honestly think that this is the best I could do to tell anyone I was pregnant. Boring! And, no! I'm not!