For new moms there will be a lot people advising them to do this and that about foods for baby, besides mother’s milk there are some foods you give to your baby for better nourishment but sometimes new mom’s got scared after seeing the allergic effect of certain items on babies which very common so in this article you will get some tips how you can manage your baby and yourself in such situations.

Food Allergy Identification:

If you have given something that do not suits the baby you will see the reactions in few minutes, if not it could trigger any time in a period of 2-3 hours after the food. If the baby felt something bad during this period this is a food allergy.

While any food has the potential to cause an allergic reaction, there are 8 high-risk allergenic foods that make up 90% of all reactions in children. It’s not make or break, but I personally prefer introducing them in this order:

egg yolk > tree nuts > peanuts > fish > shellfish > soy > egg whites > dairy > wheat.

What you can really do is to introduce your baby with each of the foods in little quantity in order to check it’s behavior towards these foods. if it shows allergic reaction stop giving the baby that certain food. You can also give your baby the low risk foods to check it’s behavior, foods can be given to it in solid or liquid form.

Some common symptoms for allergies are Respiratory, skin, eyes reactions etc. you can get more information on link.

1. Identify trigger foods, via an elimination diet:

You can give your baby some food you suspect and you can check the effect.

2. Build the Microbiome

  • Probiotics: Especially strains that don’t contribute to histamine. I like Infant Powder by Gut-Pro.
  • Prebiotics: Food for beneficial bacteria. I like Probiota Immune by Seeking Health.
  • Fermented foods: If there is no histamine intolerance.

3. Strengthen the gut

  • Glutamine: Key amino acid for preventing inflammation in the gut & repairing leaky gut. 
  • Collagen powder: The main structural protein that makes up connective tissue in the intestinal tract, helping to repair its protective lining.

4. Support the immune system

  • Reduce exposure to toxins wherever possible (household products).
  • Cod liver oil: Reduce inflammation in the body while supporting both gut and immune health.
  • Anti-inflammatory & nutrient-dense foods: Helps balance the immune system and can calm inflammation in eczema/the gut.
  • Sufficient sleep & sunshine: Strengthens the immune system.

5. External cream for eczema

Doesn’t address the ‘root cause’ but can offer relief. I’ve seen the best results with pharmaceutical-grade lanolin.

After a bath:

  • Mix 1 drop lavender oil + 1 tsp coconut oil. Apply & wait 5-10 mins.
  • Top with pharmaceutical-grade lanolin to ‘seal’ moisture into skin.

References:

https://www.ohbabynutrition.com/blog/all-about-your-babys-food-allergies-sensitivities-and-eczema

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