Eating fish during pregnancy will help your unborn child’s health and mental development, a study by Danish researchers concludes.
The project looked at 25,446 children. It found that the babies of women who ate the most fish while pregnant had a 30% better physical and mental development at 6 and 18 months of age than the babies of women who ate little or no fish.
Similarly, the children who were breastfed for 10 months or more had a 30% better physical and mental development at 6 and 18 months of age than those who were breastfed for one month or less.
Failing to breastfeed did not negate the beneficial effects of eating fish during pregnancy.