Food Allergy Blog

Food Allergy Blog

Are food allergies genetic?

Babies aren’t born with food allergies, although some genetic factors can make a baby more likely to develop a food allergy. The good news is, there’s a way to help prevent your baby from developing a food allergy later in life. Here’s what parents need to know about family history and food allergies, and aboutContinue reading “Are food allergies genetic?”

Why was there a spike in peanut allergies in the early 2000s?

In the U.S., the rate of childhood peanut allergies more than tripled between 1997 and 2008. Today, we’ll cover why now-outdated recommendations to delay peanut introduction contributed to this spike, and how recent landmark clinical studies show that introducing peanut to babies early and often is key to preventing peanut allergies. In the United States,Continue reading “Why was there a spike in peanut allergies in the early 2000s?”

Low-Dose Peanut Challenges And Early Peanut Introduction: What Families Need To Know About A New Study

A new study has shown that food challenges may be a safe, effective way to introduce peanut to babies at high risk for peanut allergy, regardless of their skin prick test size. Here’s what families need to know about this new study. Recent guidelines from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) recommend,Continue reading “Low-Dose Peanut Challenges And Early Peanut Introduction: What Families Need To Know About A New Study”

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What’s The Difference Between Baby Gagging And Choking? (Plus, How To Safely Introduce Peanut)

Learn how to tell the difference between baby gagging and choking, and how to introduce solids safely. When baby is ready for solid foods, it’s the start of an exciting journey. But this milestone can also bring worry to parents. Once baby starts solids (and especially if little one starts baby-led weaning), one of theContinue reading “What’s The Difference Between Baby Gagging And Choking? (Plus, How To Safely Introduce Peanut)”

Store-Bought Baby Food Could Increase Food Allergy Risk

New research from Australia shows that store-bought baby food may increase your baby’s food allergy risk, because it doesn’t contain enough allergy-causing foods as ingredients. Here’s what parents need to know about this recent study. New research from Australia indicates that store-bought pureed baby food could be contributing to the rise in food allergies. Today,Continue reading “Store-Bought Baby Food Could Increase Food Allergy Risk”

Bottle Refusal (When Your Breastfed Baby Won’t Take A Bottle): 10 Tips To Overcome It

What if your breastfed baby won’t take a bottle? Don’t be discouraged! Learn 10 tips to help you overcome bottle refusal. When you’re breastfeeding and planning on heading back to work soon, planning to send your baby to a daycare, or planning to be away from your baby for any other reason, baby will needContinue reading “Bottle Refusal (When Your Breastfed Baby Won’t Take A Bottle): 10 Tips To Overcome It”

Can I Prevent Food Allergies For My Baby During Pregnancy?

Unfortunately, there is no evidence to prove that you are able to prevent your baby from developing a food allergy throughout your pregnancy. Read about some common misconceptions about food allergy prevention, answers to common questions, and more. With food allergies for children on the rise, it is only normal to worry that your babyContinue reading “Can I Prevent Food Allergies For My Baby During Pregnancy?”

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I’ve already introduced allergens. What else can I do to prevent food allergies?

Early allergen introduction is crucial to reduce your baby’s food allergy risk, but what else can you do to prevent food allergies once you’ve already started early introduction? Here are 6 more ways to help prevent food allergies in your baby, backed by recent research. Introducing your baby to allergy-causing foods, like peanut, egg, andContinue reading “I’ve already introduced allergens. What else can I do to prevent food allergies?”

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