Weaning Tips: Introducing Nuts

Early introduction of peanuts is thought to help the immune system tolerate peanut proteins. Nuts should be incorporated into an infant’s diet from 6 months of age to prevent sensitivity and maintain tolerance. Research suggests that introducing peanuts between 6-12 months of age can reduce peanut allergy in high risk infants e.g. those with significantContinue reading “Weaning Tips: Introducing Nuts”

Food allergen avoidance: Top tips

Avoiding allergens can be harder than you think. Here are my tips to keep your child safe: Ensure that you have the support of a medical team if your child has a food allergy, and seek support from a qualified children’s dietitian for diet advice. Food Labels – Within the EU food labels should clearlyContinue reading “Food allergen avoidance: Top tips”

Egg Allergy

Egg allergy like many other allergies is caused by the immune system reacting to the protein as if it is harmful, and around 2% of children suffer from an egg allergy, however just like milk allergy, they often outgrow this. Despite this, egg allergy can be dangerous, and children’s reactions can range from a skinContinue reading “Egg Allergy”

Cow’s Milk Allergy

Cow’s milk allergy is the most common allergy I see as a paediatric dietitian, and it can be very distressing for babies and their families at an already stressful time. Cow’s milk is not the same as a lactose intolerance as it involves the protein rather than the sugar in cow’s milk. Risk Factors: FamilyContinue reading “Cow’s Milk Allergy”

Allergies

Do you think your baby or child has a food allergy or intolerance? Over the next few weeks I will be covering the most common food allergies I see in children. Today’s post is an overview of allergies, however if you are concerned about a specific food allergy or intolerance feel free to get inContinue reading “Allergies”