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Had mackerel ... help
I m a brestfeeding mother of a 3 month old baby. I had mackerel last evening and later found out that it contains mercury. How should i eliminate it from my body? How bad will it effect my childs brain development?what can i do to reduce the effect?
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Relax madam. With one dish having mercury in it wouldn't cause mercury poisoning. If you are not having any signs of mercury poisoning your breastfed baby wouldn't have any problems. Regards
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