Always check very carefully for any bones before giving to your baby! Always cook thoroughly!
Recipe for gluten free and dairy free fish pie
1 1/2 pounds (700g) potatoes
1/2 pound (250g) salmon
1/2 pound (250g) cod
2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1.Pre-heat oven to 400F/200C
2.Steam or boil the potatoes until tender
3.Drain and mash the potatoes with the butter
4.Steam the cod fish for 2-3 minutes
5.Cut the fish into chunks (and check carefully for bones!)
6.Line a baking sheet and spread both fish at the bottom of a tray and cover with mashed potatoes.
7. Bake for 20minutes
NOTE: You could use only one type of fish. If you use salmon – there is not need to steam it. If you use cod – it is better to steam it for 2-3 minutes.
BENEFITS of fish: babies need a lot of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish for brain, nerve, and eye development. It is also high in protein, vitamin D and other important nutrients.
ALLERGIES: When can I give my baby fish?
For decades, parents were advised to delay introducing allergenic foods until 12 months (cow’s milk dairy), 24 months (eggs) or even 36 months of age (fish, tree nuts, peanuts). Then, in 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) retracted its previous guidelines due to insufficient evidence to support delayed introduction of allergens as a strategy to reduce the risk of food allergy.
In 2013, the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (AAAAI) released a new set of recommendations on infant feeding practices to help prevent food allergy. The recommendations are based on the available observational research to date, and are the first guidelines to state that delaying introduction of foods like wheat, cow’s milk dairy, eggs, fish and nuts may actually result in an increased risk of food allergy or eczema.
If there is not a history of food allergies in your family, fish can be introduced to your child after the six-month mark. If allergies do run in your family, it is best to consult with your doctor.
The Baby-led weaning (BLW) approach to start on solid food has great benefits for our babies and for the family as a whole. It boosts independence, improves dexterity, enhance confidence, builds social skills, promotes self-regulation of appetite and is great FUN!
(BLW should not be started before your baby is 6 months old!)
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