Our expert says:
You can certainly eat sushi in moderate quantities (1-2 times a month) while breastfeeding. To read more about the pros and cons of eating raw fish during pregnancy, which also apply to breastfeeding, click on ‘Diet’nFood’ at the top of this page and then on ‘Eating throughout life’ and ‘Pregnancy’ to find the article on eating sushi. In general, it is an excellent idea to eat cooked fish at least 3 times a week to provide you and baby with vital omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon oil capsules are also an good source of omega-3, which is needed for the first 2 years of life to help the brain, eyes and nervous system to develop to their full potential. I have never heard of a ban on hair colouring during breastfeeding, but if in doubt it may be advisable to ask your pharmacist before you colour your hair.
Well done for breastfeeding your baby.
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