Key Signs for Baby Food Allergies

Key Signs that your Baby has a food allergy

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Starting your baby on solid foods is an exciting time for a parent, but it can also be a little nerve-wracking. New foods have the potential to trigger allergic reactions, which can range from mild to severe. Since your baby can’t speak up and tell you when something’s wrong, you’ll want to be aware of the many signs of food allergies to look out for.

  1. Skin Changes
  2. Stomach Problems
  3. Cold-Like Symptoms
  4. Unusual Behaviours
  5. Fussiness
  6. Swelling Around The Mouth
  7. Trouble Breathing

Food allergies can be scary to deal with, but there’s one piece of good news for parents to keep in mind. If your child does have one, Dr. Casale say there’s reason to believe they won’t have it forever. He shared details of a 2013 survey which found that about a quarter of kids with food allergies ultimately outgrew them by about 5 years old. “Children were more likely to outgrow milk, egg or soy allergies and less likely to outgrow shellfish, tree nut and peanut allergies, Casale said. “Having a mild to moderate reaction history improved the odds of outgrowing an allergy, as did having only one food allergy.”

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