6 kinds of food that are hypoallergenic to infant
Your baby is starting to get used to solid food? So do not keep thinking wrongly that all kinds will be ok with him/her. Like adult, and even more sensitive, the baby has his/her kinds of food that he/she cannot eat or will be allergic with if unfortunately eat.
Milk allergy is one of the common forms of allergies in babies, especially cow’s milk allergy. According to estimates, there are about 2-3% of infants have allergies with milk. Most babies who have allergy with cow’s milk will be allergic to goat’s milk and sheep’s milk; some others are little longer allergic to protein in soy milk.
If your baby has a milk allergy, parents should consult with the doctor about switching to alternative products.
Milk allergies are different from lactose intolerance phenomena. Lactose intolerance is due to “malfunctioning” of the digestive system, leading to the baby’s body cannot digest lactose, the main sugar in milk.
Peanuts can cause children less than 5 year old have allergy
Most cases of infant allergies to eggs are aged fewer than 5. The phenomenon of allergy occurs when the immune system of the baby’s body reacts to the protein found in egg whites. The reason is that the baby’s body “convents” that proteins are the invaders and the immune system releases histamine to fight them.
The release of chemicals like histamine can cause symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, throat tightness, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, hypotension, rash, red spots, itchy eyes, discharge or swelling. More seriously, egg allergy can cause anaphylaxis, starting with some of the symptoms mentioned above, but will become more serious in the short term. If untreated, anaphylaxis can threaten the lives of young children.
If you are intending to give eggs, you should start with yolk. If the child does not manifest the symptoms of allergies, experts recommend that mothers should feed your baby with egg whites after 1 year. However, parents should consult a doctor if they have expressed an allergy to these foods.
Mother should remember: the strain for the preparation of vaccines against influenza is usually cultured in chicken eggs, so if your child is allergic to eggs, mother please consults your doctor before flu shots for them.
More babies are allergic to nuts, peanuts are the most common. Allergic to nuts causing breathlessness and many other serious health problems, which is the reason why the baby should stay away from nuts or products included nut to cause the allergy.
The nut allergy symptoms include rash, itching, more serious is anaphylaxis, and it might threaten the life of infants and young children.
So parents need to remember: Read food labels carefully because use even if a food does not contain nuts can be manufactured by machines already handle different types of particles. In that case, on products container will have clear warning.
Also, parents should contact the pediatrician if you suspect your kid may be allergic to nuts.
Fish (like tuna, salmon, etc.) and shellfish (such as shrimp, lobster, clams, so forth and so on), even though they are “seafood”, they are still different biologically. Therefore, your baby may be allergic to all kinds of shellfish, but is able to eat fish, unless your baby is allergic to fish.
Allergy to shellfish includes 2 types: one is crustacean (shrimp, crab, lobster, …) and another is Mollusks (clams, mussels, oysters, scallops, etc.).
Although most allergic reactions to seafood occur when eating, sometimes allergies can occur just by touching or smelling the odor of foods.
Allergy to shellfish occur at any age and even if your baby is eating seafood ever before, the baby may be allergic. Some children are allergic only during a certain period of time, but others are allergic forever.
Allergies can cause several reactions so that anyone who suffers from this allergy ought to avoid completely the shellfish species.
If your baby is diagnosed allergic to shellfish, doctors may prescribe epinephrine, self-injection type on hand in case of a severe reaction. Parents also need to specifically inform her allergy problems for her relatives or her teacher to together prevent.
Soybeans (leguminous, the same family with lentils, peas, peanuts) are the common food ingredients but also cause allergic to many people, not just the babies.
Soy allergy at any age, but usually occurs in infants and young children than adolescents and adults. As mentioned above, the body of the baby is allergic to soybeans will produce histamine, causing many of the symptoms of mild to itch and anaphylaxis (rarely happens).
If your baby is diagnosed soy allergy (or any kind of food allergy) which is life-threatening, the doctor will recommend that parents should carry self-injectable epinephrine for children in the form of an emergency.
Parent need to distinguish between wheat allergy and celiac disease. Wheat allergy is a reaction to the protein in wheat, celiac disease is an intestinal disease caused by the body that is not absorbed gluten in wheat and do not cause allergies.
People who are allergic to wheat can usually eat other grains, but will not eat any food that contains gluten if you have celiac disease. Gluten is found not only in wheat, but also in other grains such as barley, rye and oats.
Similar to the case of food allergies, parents should take her to the doctor if you suspect your baby is allergic to wheat.
Above are 6 kinds of the most common foods that are very easy to cause allergy for child. While cooking the solid foods for them, parents should pay attention to the information to avoid any bad things to your baby.