Pre­cau­tions dur­ing Wean­ing

Consumer Voice - - Food Allergy -

Wean­ing must start only af­ter six months of age as it is the right time to in­tro­duce com­ple­men­tary food to the child. Avoid foods that have a high al­lergy risk – such as egg, wheat, mus­tard, se­same, cel­ery, and fish – at the be­gin­ning of wean­ing. Rec­om­mended first foods in­clude rice wa­ter, dal wa­ter, mashed pota­toes, mashed ba­nanas, and other fruits. De­vel­op­ment and sever­ity of al­lergy symp­toms also de­pends on the amount of the food in­gested. It is ad­vis­able to in­tro­duce small amounts of a new food item to the child. Watch out for any ad­verse ef­fect and then slightly in­crease the amount.

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