WHY IS INTRODUCING FISH SO IMPORTANT FOR BABIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN?
Fish is excellent for the whole family because it contains high quality protein, vitamins, minerals and essential oils like omega 3 fatty acids. Salmon, for example, is packed full of omega 3 and contains vitamin D, a vitamin which is hard to find in other food sources and keeps your bones and teeth healthy. The NHS warn that pregnant and breastfeeding women, babies and children under the age of five are at particular risk of a vitamin D deficiency. They state that oily fish is an excellent food source of vitamin D for these population groups. Other examples are fortified fat spreads, fortified breakfast cereals and some powdered milks. Oily fish is a very clean source of this essential vitamin compared to the alternatives.