Preventing Food Allergies in Your Baby

It’s confusing out there for new Delaware parents. Information almost comes in barrages instead of at a pace that you can make sense of. In a sharp change from a few years ago, new recommendations have been issued on how to prevent food allergies in children. Where previously pediatricians recommended delaying the introductions of common allergenic foods such as egg, milk, wheat, and others, parents are now being urged to introduce them earlier. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, &, Immunology base this on hard evidence collected in several studies. It’s enough to give someone whiplash since this current advice is the exact opposite of just 10 years ago.

The Science
Studies showed that gradual exposure early in the introduction of solid foods prevents children from developing allergies. It also frees nursing mothers and pregnant women to have more variety in their diet. It is not recommended that babies be introduced to fruits and vegetables and basic rice or oat cereal between four and six months of age. Introducing eggs, wheat, and other allergens is all right when done to your pediatrician’s guidelines – but peanuts – a common and deadly allergy – may take some finesse. It is especially important to consult a pediatrician if the infant has an older sibling who has an established peanut allergy.

The Best Food is Fresh Food
Delaware parents have a lot on their plates. There are lots of decisions to be made before and after baby is born. Choosing fresh baby food should be a no-brainer, but it is a time-intensive effort to make it at home. Organic baby food delivery is one way to make the first year easier. Delicious, organic baby food is made with no preservatives and professional kitchens and delivered right to your door, ready for baby to try when you are ready to feed solids.

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