From what age can I start giving my baby common food allergens? By Mirna El Sabbagh, Adult and Child Nutritionist in Dubai

What age can I introduce eggs, fish, nuts to babies? Answers by Mirna Sabbagh Best child nutritionist in dubai and Middle East

From what age can I start giving my baby eggs, fish, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, soy beans?

PAST SOLID RECOMMENDATIONS

Doctors used to recommend for babies to wait until 1 year or some cases 2 years or even 3 years. The new recommendations for the past few years have changed.

What is the new recommendation for giving allergens to babies?

The NHS (UK), American Academy of Pediatrics (USA), World Health Organization, and Australian associations including the official allergy associations such as AAAI, ALL recommend starting with the allergens before 12 months. They state they can be introduced just like other foods in small amounts. 

Several agencies also mention that delaying introduction of allergens makes allergies worse - not better.

IMPORTANT NOTE

THIS does not apply to kids who have allergies or history of allergies in the family. 

Do not do anything your pediatrician is not comfortable with.

Before I continue with the official recommendations from other expert health agencies, I would like you to know that I have created a digital course with ALL the information you need about starting solids for your baby.

 

When can I introduce eggs to babies?

Eggs can be safely introduced to babies starting 6 months of age according to the NHS (UK), American Academy of Pediatrics (USA), World Health Organization, and Australian associations including the official allergy associations such as AAAI, ALL recommend starting with the allergens before 12 months. They state they can be introduced just like other foods in small amounts. 

 

When can I introduce fish to babies?

Fish can be safely introduced to babies starting 6 months of age according to the NHS (UK), American Academy of Pediatrics (USA), World Health Organization, and Australian associations including the official allergy associations such as AAAI, ALL recommend starting with the allergens before 12 months. They state they can be introduced just like other foods in small amounts. 

When can I introduce nuts to babies?

Nuts can be safely introduced to babies starting 6 months of age according to the NHS (UK), American Academy of Pediatrics (USA), World Health Organization, and Australian associations including the official allergy associations such as AAAI, ALL recommend starting with the allergens before 12 months. They state they can be introduced just like other foods in small amounts. 

When can I introduce dairy to babies?

Yogurt and cheese can be safely introduced to babies starting 6 months of age according to the NHS (UK), American Academy of Pediatrics (USA), World Health Organization, and Australian associations including the official allergy associations such as AAAI, ALL recommend starting with the allergens before 12 months. They state they can be introduced just like other foods in small amounts.  However, fresh cow's milk should be delayed until the child is 1 year old.

When can I introduce wheat to babies?

Wheat can be safely introduced to babies starting 6 months of age according to the NHS (UK), American Academy of Pediatrics (USA), World Health Organization, and Australian associations including the official allergy associations such as AAAI, ALL recommend starting with the allergens before 12 months. They state they can be introduced just like other foods in small amounts. 

 

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Mirna Sabbagh, an adult and child dietitian, nutritionist, and lactation consultant. She also has several digital courses: Pregnancy Nutrition Course, breastfeeding course,  starting solids 6-12 months courseand also child nutrition for all children including picky eaters, that you can sign up for from the comfort of your home.

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