Daughter 2-of-5 is pregnant with my second grandson (I’m old).
What I’ve found through all these pregnancies is the enormous amount of conflicting advice provided to the moms-to-be.
The Westside Story (whatever that is) writes that conflicting research works have been done on the nutritional benefits of consuming large amounts of fish during pregnancy and after that. Some studies have shown that fish is among the best foods that a pregnant and breastfeeding mom needs to take for the benefit of her baby and her own. However, some other studies raised questions about fish consumption, citing that some fish could actually have an adverse impact on the brain development of a baby. According to the latest research by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), fish is good and eating large amounts of it is even better.
Good for brain development
What these stories lack is the potential Listeria risk in any refrigerated ready-to-eat foods like smoked salmon.
My kid’s got a biology degree and we’ve talked about this.
There’s a significant risk difference between refrigerated ready-to-eat foods and whole fish cooked to 145F as measured by a tip-sensitive digital thermometer.