Sometimes, babies do not have a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction the first time they are given them baby food certain. However, if red, itchy rashes appear all over the body, and the mouth, neck and tongue are so swollen that it is difficult to breathe, seek medical help immediately. If necessary, provide first aid. This reaction is considered closely related to foods that make babies sensitive, both during pregnancy and during breastfeeding. Therefore, do not ever give your baby or child such dangerous food, even if it’s just for tasting. If in the future you want to introduce these foods, do so under the supervision of a doctor.
If your family has had allergies, maybe you need to reduce certain types of food for your baby. This of course can remove a lot of nutrients from the food. Consult first with the pediatrician who will advise on the type of nutrition your baby needs during the weaning period.
The following steps help prevent baby allergies:
– The period of danger to sensitivity is the first four to six months, so delay weaning and continue breastfeeding or formula feeding during this time. Your baby will get all the nutrients he needs from breast milk or formula until he is six months old.
– During breastfeeding you must also be careful about foods that have the potential to cause allergies, to prevent babies from allergies through breast milk.
– Introduce baby to solid food one by one. Allow a few days for each new type of food so you can check for an allergic reaction.
– If your allergy concerns your family, pay attention when introducing peanut butter and other foods from nuts.
– Avoid the baby from ingredients that can cause allergies, such as smoke, cigarettes, dust rashes, pollen, and pets.
If your baby is allergic to cow’s milk and you cannot breastfeed him, try using soy milk. This milk is also given to babies who are lactose intolerant. Unfortunately, soy itself is a trigger for allergies. During the weaning period, soy milk can be given as a drink in a cup.
– Soybean formulas contain sugar instead of milk. Be aware of the health of the baby’s teeth and do not give milk in a bottle after one year of age. Avoid formula-feeding between meals and bedtime.
– Usually soy milk (not baby soy milk), should not be given to weaning babies because it does not contain enough calories, vitamins and calcium
– There is also baby milk that uses cow’s milk protein that has been specially modified for babies who have a tendency to allergies.
– Sheep or goat milk is sometimes considered less allergenic. However, there is no scientific evidence of this. Under any circumstances, you should not give this milk to babies under one year of age because this milk does not contain enough essential nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, folic acid and iron.