Sushi?

Jeanelle - posted on 02/18/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Does anyone know if you can eat sushi while breastfeeding? I know that you couldn't while preggo but are the rules the same?

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Jeanelle - posted on 02/19/2010

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Thanks ladies... I'm so excited to have lunch tomorrow with my BFF... I'll be enjoying sushi for the 1st time in 11 months... Yay for me ;p

Beck - posted on 02/18/2010

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All foods that we were wary of during pregancy affect the placenta, whilst breastfeeding the placenta is no longer an issue...unless your pregnant again!

Jacquelyn - posted on 02/18/2010

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Yes you can! :) It will not pass to her even if you get sick, but if you regularly eat sushi you probably have a place you trust so you will be fine too!! Enjoy!

Minnie - posted on 02/18/2010

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It's fine. Obviously you would be eating sushi prepared from a reputable fishmonger.

Michaelle - posted on 02/18/2010

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The rules for nursing moms are not the same for preg. ones.



From Breastfed.com's Expert Q&A:



3. Eat foods that have been properly prepared to minimize exposure to either you or your baby to disease-causing organisms. This applies to sushi - make sure that the sushi you eat is fresh and prepared by a reputable sushi chef. Probably the greater danger in a nursing mother eating sushi is that she might get ill and feel less like caring for her infant. And even then, it is a whole lot easier for an ill mom to care for a breastfed baby than the mom who has to get up and fix those bottles!



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