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Q&A: Can I Eat Sushi?

I know you can't eat sushi while you're pregnant. Now that I'm breastfeeding, is it ok to eat sushi again?
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Lactation Specialist
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March 2, 2017
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Yes. Unlike during pregnancy, when there is a higher risk of bacteria or parasites in sushi harming your fetus, there is little to no risk during breastfeeding. Eating sushi from reputable restaurants is considered safe for mom and baby. Whether cooked or raw, however, it is best to limit your intake of large, fatty fish such as tuna, due to their potentially higher mercury content.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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