Q. What about fish? Is it best to avoid it?

A. “Absolutely not! Fish is a very healthy food, and one of the few places you can get a nutrient called DHA. DHA is a type of fat (an omega-3 fatty acid) that is crucial for your baby’s brain and nervous system development. However, you do need to know a few rules about eating fish: you can safely eat up to 12 ounces (or four 3-ounce servings) a week of shrimp, salmon, pollock, catfish and canned light tuna. You can also safely eat up to 6 ounces a week of canned albacore tuna. Avoid shark, swordfish, tilefish and king mackerel. As for fish caught in your local lakes and streams, contact your local or state health department for guidance on contaminants and safe intake levels.”


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