Recipes

For Parents

How To Introduce Allergens Yourself

Based on the research, health organizations from around the world are recommending allergen introduction as early as 4 months of age. To help, below are our safe, all-natural recipes for preparing peanut, egg, and milk yourself.

Recipes

Introduce Peanuts

Ingredients:

• Thinned smooth peanut butter, 2 teaspoons (9-10 g of peanut butter; approximately 2 g of peanut protein)

Instructions:

• Measure 2 teaspoons of peanut butter and slowly add 2-3 teaspoons of hot water.
• Let cool.
• Increase water amount if necessary (or add previously tolerated infant cereal) to achieve consistency comfortable for the infant.

Introduce Eggs

Ingredients:

• Egg
• Breast milk, infant formula or water

Instructions:

• Hard-cook a whole egg and mash it. • Mix about 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) with a little breast milk, infant formula or water.

Introduce Milk

Yogurt: Whole-milk plain yogurt is an easy early dairy food to introduce to younger infants. Avoid flavored yogurts or any varieties with added sugar that infants do not need.

Ricotta Cheese: Whole-milk ricotta is another early dairy option once your child can handle a thicker puree. It tends to be lower in sodium than other cheeses.

Please note: The AAP cautions against offering cow’s milk as a beverage until after baby turns 12 months old as breastmilk, formula and water are the best beverage choices at this time.

Products To Make Early Introduction Easy:

readysetfood.com

Cost Per Serving
~$1

Allergens included
Peanut, egg, milk
(>80% of childhood food allergies)

Doses of Allergens
Same as clinical studies*

Additives
None

Age & Method of
Introduction
When taking bottle or
eating solid food

spoonfulone.com

Cost Per Serving
~$3

Allergens included
Peanut, egg, milk,
& 6 more allergens
(90% of childhood food allergies)

Doses of Allergens
93%+ less than clinical studies*

Additives
Sugar, Salt,
Natural Flavors

Age & Method of
Introduction
Mixes with food

hello-peanut.com

Cost Per Serving
~$2.50

Allergens included
Peanut (7% of childhood food allergies)

Doses of Allergens
Not transparent

Additives
Organic Oat Flakes

Age & Method of
Introduction
When able to eat solid
food

*LEAP, EAT, PETIT clinical studies

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