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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ByJeanne Cygnus, IBCLC, RLC
Lactation Specialist
Updated
Mar 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.

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