fish or no fish

Posted on: Sat, 04/24/2004 - 10:02pm
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

O.K. I have another question. I was reading today that because my son (15 months) has possible food allergies (PA and MA) that I should not be giving him fish until he is 3. If he has already been introduced and done fine should I stop. I understand the concern is he is more likely to develop new food allergies but is the damage done since he has already had it.

Posted on: Sat, 04/24/2004 - 10:07pm
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Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

If it was shellfish, I'd probably wait until he's older. If it is other fish (tuna, etc.) and he's always done fine with it I would probably keep letting him eat it. I don't really know, I'm just telling you what I would do.
My ds has had fish sticks and blue gill, but he hasn't ever had shellfish yet.
Trevor age 2 -PA
Harmony age 1 -KNA
It's a BOY!!! due June 24, 2004

Posted on: Sun, 04/25/2004 - 1:05am
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Joined: 08/23/2003 - 09:00

We had given our dd (PA/TNA 3 yrs old) salmon before she was 3 and her pediatrician said don't give it to her anymore and wait until she is 3 even though she was fine and loved it. As far as seafood like shellfish etc. I would be very careful before 3 with that too. I don't know if it is just children with food allergies already or if it is just the standard thing for highly allergenic foods that Pediatricians recommend waiting until after 3.

Posted on: Sun, 04/25/2004 - 4:20am
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lalow, I'm not sure about shellfish. My PA son is now 8 and I know last year, when he was 7, we did have some cocktail shrimp in and I very reluctantly asked him if he would like to try them. Since he's such a picky eater guy, his answer was no regardless. Even my non-PA daughter didn't want to try them.
As far as regular fish, neither one of my children care for it really, but certainly they have tried salmon (I love grilled salmon), fish sticks, and canned tuna. I don't buy any fish though because it elicits such horrid responses from the kids right now. Even fish sticks. So, I just let them be.
I'd say if your child has already tried fish fish and done okay with it, no sense eliminating that. The shellfish, yes, I think I would wait.
I know I asked a question here years ago about whether or not people were afraid for their PA children to try shellfish or even if they were more afraid that their PA child might be allergic to bees, etc.
I know, for me, it certainly did cross my mind a lot more with my PA son than it did with my non-PA daughter.
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Posted on: Sun, 04/25/2004 - 3:11pm
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Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

I had in mind tuna fish and fish sticks when I asked the question. I dont believe he has ever eaten any shellfish although we have shrimp fairly often. My 2 1/2 year old eats the shrimp but the baby does not.

Posted on: Mon, 04/26/2004 - 1:13am
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Joined: 02/08/2000 - 09:00

Not exactly on topic, but does anyone have a recipe for mayonnaise-free tuna salad since we are dealing with egg allergies? My son LOVES fish and I've been stumped about this one.

Posted on: Mon, 04/26/2004 - 1:16am
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Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

I just talked to my DD's (12 months) Pediatrician and she recommened absolutely NO fish or seafood until age 3. SHe said the guidelines for fish/seafood as for nuts/peanuts.

Posted on: Mon, 04/26/2004 - 1:20am
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Joined: 09/14/2003 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by mew:
[b]Not exactly on topic, but does anyone have a recipe for mayonnaise-free tuna salad since we are dealing with egg allergies? My son LOVES fish and I've been stumped about this one.[/b]
You can get egg-free mayo substitutes at a health food store. Vegenaise and Nayonaise are two popular brands.

Posted on: Wed, 04/28/2004 - 10:24am
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Joined: 07/27/2003 - 09:00

[This message has been edited by deegann (edited February 09, 2005).]

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