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Food allergies are no joke – I’ve always known how serious and scary they can be, but after our dairy and soy-free year with Piper I realized just how hard they can be on the entire family. Food allergies have become more and more common with young children in recent years, with more than 6 million suffering from some type of food allergy in the United States! Finally there are some tips, guidelines and products that can help prevent them. I’ve partnered with a new product on the market, SpoonfulOne which is a daily food mix-in that gently introduces your child’s immune system to all of the common foods that could become allergens (think: peanuts, soy, shellfish etc.) Kind of genius if you ask me!
So how does SpoonfulOne work? The powder comes in a single-serve little packet and once your child starts on solids (around 4-6 months) you simply stir it into their food. It’s made from real foods and contains no dyes or artificial sweeteners and it’s of course SAFE! It was developed by a pediatrician, allergist, mother of five and proven safe for long-term use at home in a nationwide study. It’s a great way to gently introduce foods that could be come allergens and it also contains Vitamin D. You can learn more about SpoonfulOne and how to gently introduce common food allergens to your baby here.
And here are a few other things to think about with food allergies….
Breastfeeding exclusively or using hypoallergenic formula is thought to help strengthen your child’s immune system.
Introducing a variety of foods early and regularly can also help — it’s recommended to do this between 4-6 months after other solids have been introduced and accepted. It’s important to introduce a diversity of foods early and often since 77% of allergies are caused by foods other than peanuts.
Pregnant woman should not avoid any certain food groups.
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