Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Food Intolerance versus Allergies - Part III

Continuing with our "Food Intolerance versus Allergies" report by Leanne Cooper, from Organic Bubs, here is the final section, part III:

What to do?

While many children grow out of food allergies around the age of 3, if a reaction does occur, remove the food from your baby’s meals for a while. You may consider reintroducing the offending food (in very small amounts) at a later point, with special guidance where the reaction was severe.

If you suspect your child has a food allergy or intolerance, the least invasive methods are elimination diets, kinesiology or hair testing. Other methods include blood tests or skin scratching. Consult your preferred health practitioner.

Initially it can be overwhelming for parents to discover a child is intolerant or allergic to certain foods, but children are often quick to adjust.

Tips for introducing a new allergy-free diet:

  • Read ingredients on labels carefully and look for allergen statements.
  • Take baby steps towards introducing alternatives.
  • Mix old with new until you gradually wean your child.
  • Have the entire family change over to the new food.
  • Use old and familiar packages for the new food.

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