Be Alert For Any Allergies While Introducing New Foods
- While introducing new foods to your child, you should be aware of the eight foods that causes 90% of food allergies. They are milk, wheat, soy, eggs, peanuts, treenuts (walnuts or almonds), seafood and fish. Also, consult your child's paediatrician about food allergens.
- Start introducing new foods gradually. Introduce one new food along with foods that are safe and wait for 3 to 4 days before starting a new food item.
- You can also get an allergy test done to find out the sensitivity of your child to these foods. Your child's pediatrician can guide you more about the test.
- Few allergies go away with time like milk and egg allergies while rest can continue.
- If your child develops rashes, swelling, vomiting, coughs or wheezes, has difficulty breathing, immediately consult the doctor. It could be a severe allergic reaction to a new food.