Can my baby eat Salmon

From +6 months

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Is salmon healthy for children?

Salmon is a good source of protein for your baby from the age of six months. Compared to meat, fish contains a lot less saturated fat and salmon specifically is very rich in omega 3, which is essential for the development of your baby's brain. Salmon also is one of the best sources of vitamin B12 and is very rich in other nutrients such as vitamin D, iron and potassium. Compared to other types of fish, salmon has been categorized as a low-mercury fish, so it's completely safe to include in moderation into your baby's diet. However, it is worth mentioning that replacing animal products for plant based products on occasion is not only good for your baby's health, but also for the environment.

How to serve salmon

Never serve raw salmon before the age of 5 years old. Also refrain from serving cured salmon, since that has a very high sodium content. You can serve cooked salmon mashed up or blended into a puree. You can also serve it as a finger food, taking into account appropriate finger food sizes for your baby's age.

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