Food allergy prevention in babies

Feeding babies potentially allergenic foods… what does the evidence say about food allergy prevention?

Recommendations for when to feed babies certain foods have changed over the years, including recommendations on how on food allergy prevention. You may have had one set of recommendations for one child, then with another child, you had different recommendations! So when should babies first have foods like scrambled eggs and peanut butter? 

We know that early introduction of potentially allergenic foods can certainly help prevent allergy in some children. But how does that actually translate out into practice? How does that directly affect families? 

Prevention of peanut and other food allergies

Tune into this podcast with food allergy expert Dr. Brian Schroer, Director of Allergy and Immunology at Akron Children’s Hospital, as Pam and I discuss with him his fantastic article “Practical challenges and considerations for early introduction of potential food allergens for prevention of food allergy,” from the peer-reviewed Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice

Don’t miss this episode, and click here for the article!

What’s your question on food allergy prevention?

Do you have a question about food allergy prevention or food introduction in babies? Would you like your question answered on the infoblogcast? Submit it here!

Additional Show Notes

I’ve mentioned our non-profit…

The non-profit is The Teal Schoolhouse, whose primary program is Code Ana. Code Ana equips schools for medical emergencies like anaphylaxis. Our primary program is the Code Ana School Program, which is a comprehensive approach to school-focused medical preparedness. In a nutshell (pun???), this program guides schools through the process of creating a medical emergency response plan. A plan is sooo important for all kiddos and for adults at any school! Sharing the School Program is our primary goal, and that goal is supported in part through Code Ana’s Online Epinephrine Training Program. Through this program, you will educate yourself while you support this important mission! (BTW although Pam and I serve in leadership roles of Code Ana and The Teal Schoolhouse, our time/effort/work is completely voluntary). Does your kiddo’s school have Code Ana?

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