Food Allergies And their Prevention
More likely is for food allergy to develop if there is a family history of atopic (increased risk of allergic disease such as asthma, eczema, food allergy, pollen). In such cases, the best way is the food that has allergic potential gradually to be introduced, one by one. That food should not be introduced before 6 months and should to start with a very small amount. Typically, food allergies derived from milk, eggs, soy, wheat, nut products, seeds, fish, and shellfish.
Prevention of food allergies
It is considered that the occurrence of food allergies has a great impact on the mother during pregnancy and breastfeeding period. There are indications that there is a positive correlation between the occurrence of allergic disease in children whose mothers during pregnancy, have taken high calorie and fatty foods and ate little fruit and vegetables (Less than three servings per week). Some studies have investigated the effect of breastfeeding on the occurrence of food allergies have shown that at least 12 weeks of exclusive breastfeeding protects against allergic diseases, and this effect is greater even than having a family history of atopic disease.
Cow’s milk should not be used before the baby turns one year. This reduces allergic manifestations and eczema. Sometimes it makes confusion between lactose intolerance (dairy sugar) and allergy to cow’s milk. Milk allergy is a reaction of the immune system of the body of one or more milk proteins, and symptoms occur when you consume a very small amount of milk. A milk allergy occurs most often in the first year of life while Lactose intolerance is more common in adults. Supplementary feeding should start by adding one to two groceries a week, and that fruit and vegetables and cereals without gluten and then gradually add other foods.
You should avoid giving cow’s milk and egg white to a year, peanuts and nuts to three years, and strawberries, raspberries can be added after one year. You should take care, if there is a family history of allergy to certain foods, that food to give as much as possible later in the usual calendar of introducing additional food infant.