Milkfish is generally safe to consume during pregnancy. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which enhance the quality of your breast milk. It also helps in the brain and memory development of your unborn baby. Regular consumption of milkfish can make infants healthier and smarter. Milkfish also provides proteins that are necessary during pregnancy, when your immunity is low.
For centuries Milkfish have been a major food fish throughout South East Asia. It is a saltwater species that can also be found in freshwater. Milkfish, or Bangus, is known as the national fish of the Philippines. Large adult Milkfish are also called Awa.