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Tilapia - how much is too much.

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EMILYRONNIE
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4/15/09 8:30 P

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Wow Thank you for sharing that info it is always great to hear from others. I love fish and if there is a healthy fish to eat during pregnancy then I am glad to know.


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LACEYMR
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4/7/09 3:10 P

 
 
There have already been really good answers to this question but I wanted to share something my midwife told me. Apparently there was just a study done this year by an environmental group that found that tilapia does not have the ability to absorb mercury. Even if it is in the same mercury-infested waters as, say, cod-- the cod will be unsafe and the tilapia will be fine.

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4/6/09 8:24 P

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Thank you both for replying. I do miss the sushi but the health of my child is more important!


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DIETITIANBECKY
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3/31/09 9:01 P

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refrigerated smoked meat and seafood should be avoided. Cut and paste for more info and a listing.

http://babyfit.sparkpeople.com/a
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EMILYRONNIE
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3/31/09 2:45 P

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So then if I eat the smoked salmon sushi is that considered cooked?


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DIETITIANBECKY
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3/25/09 5:48 P

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Dear Emilyronnie--
Please see my first post. Cut and paste the link to take you to the national recommendations regarding fish consumption for all varities of fish during pregnancy.

Sushi that uses raw fish should be avoided.
If it uses cooked fish or vegetables, it would be safe. ANY raw meat is a no-no during pregnancy!
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EMILYRONNIE
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3/24/09 10:00 P

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How much would be to much fish? I love fish but I am always worried about eating to much. Also is sushi bad or is some okay?


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DIETITIANBECKY
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3/19/09 7:40 P

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Based on national recommendations, cutting back slightly, would be encouraged.
Becky

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3/19/09 7:06 P

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Tilapia is a lower mercury fish.
So the recommendation is up to 12 ounces of fish weekly in this type category. This link will take you to the complete recommendations:

http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/adm
ehg3.html


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JHAMM_12
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3/19/09 4:45 P

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I've been on a fish kick latley and just can't seem to eat enough tilapia. I don't think this is a pregnancy craving cause it started B4 even knew I was prego (at about week 1) I've read that fish containing small amounts of murcury should be limited to 12oz or less per week. But I don't know how much if any murcury is in tilapia. I eat about 8oz servings about 3 to 4 times per week. Should I cut back or is it ok to continue giving in to my cravings?


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