Canadian pediatricians and allergy specialists are now saying that there is no need to wait to feed your baby potential food allergens. I totally agree with this, only though if you do not have a family history of food allergies or asthma. You definitely try either way your kid will be allergic or not allergic doesn’t matter if you wait.
I ate lots of eggs and peanut butter while pregnant with my first child. I then breastfed for 7 months. My daughter is very allergic to both and it showed up even before the 6 months in the way of eczema. During my second and third pregnancy I stayed away from eggs and all nuts and my other two are not allergic to either. I think in a way they are already preprogrammed on their sensitivities and then environmental exposures will then contribute along with the different ways food is processed these days.
I think we just need to cook and eat like our grandmas use to feed us…completely homemade-no prepackaged foods.
Posted by katjan at 3 Dec 2013