Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Protect against Allergy

Here, share with you the leaflets that I found at clinic during my last visit. This is about the "Dietary Guidelines help to Protect against Allergy". This was one of the question I’m facing when the time I’m first wanted to give Terry a start on solid. That time I’m not sure what are the food that good to give in order to have least likely to cause allergic reactions. Therefore, I have been asking around and roughly know what is good what is not and how to check on baby whether they can tolerate on the food intake.

Proper feeding is the utmost importance in preventing allergies.
- Exclusive breast-feeding for the first 6 months provides the ideal protection.
- Weaning foods should not be given too early (Solid foods should be introduces at 6 months)
- Avoid strongly allergenic foods for the first year.
- Add only one new food per week so that food that is not well-tolerated can be recognized and removed.

Foods which are least likely to cause allergic reactions: (to be introduced from 6 month)
Rice, Pear, Prune, Carrot, Apple

Foods which are usually well tolerated, but occasionally cause allergic reactions: (to be introduced from 6 month)
Barley, Oat, Wheat

Plum, Spinach, Apricot, Banana, Peach, Cherry

Cabbage, Broccoli, Turnip, Potato, Corn (and corn oil)

Beef, Chicken, Lamb

Foods which are most likely to cause allergic reactions: (to be introduced from 9 month)
Berries (strawberry and raspberry), Legumes (soyabeans, beans), Egg Yolk (must be fully booked), Fish

Foods which are highly allergenic: (to be introduced from 12 month)
Seafood (eg. prawns, crabs dried and fresh scallops, Egg White, Peanuts)

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