Women and Infant Dietitian, Melanie McGrice, answers the most common questions parents have and shares how to introduce allergens to babies.
Introducing your bub to new foods is an exciting time! You really notice how fast they are growing up. Introducing solids to your young one is one thing, but introducing foods that might cause adverse reactions is another. This can be… a little daunting.
Here we will cover everything you need to know about how to introduce your baby to potential allergens.
What Are Allergens?
Let’s begin with a quick lesson in human physiology. Don’t worry, this part will be quick, but helpful!
Allergens are components of foods that cause allergic reactions, hence the name ‘allergen’.