What Could Be Wrong?
Often most infant allergies must be discovered through good old-fashioned deductive reasoning since the infant itself is unable to tell us where the problem lies.
But continue to follow the clues and the most common baby food allergies often will exert reactions relating to milk and egg allergies, or soy allergies.
Infant allergies to food usually have two common factors present between the parents and when any child is showing allergic reactions.
- The infant has inherited the gene or genes from one or both parents which puts them at a greater risk for food allergies
- The child will display symptoms relating to allergic reactions because of the food or cosmetic supplies the mother eats or uses on a daily basis. The allergen will actually pass through into the breast milk. Because the allergen is now in the infant's immune system, antibodies have started building up against it. When the mother uses this item again, the baby will show symptoms of an allergic reaction.
Pre-Birth Allergy Symptoms
Often, before birth, many doctors and mothers already know if their baby is going to to have infant allergies to milk, soy, egg, or nut allergies. If you notice your baby seems to have an intolerance to certain smells or foods you eat, mention this to your doctor
. Some of the common signs are:
- extreme prolonged hyperactivity such as pushing, punching etc.
- strong hiccuping
- mother has bruised ribs because the baby frequently kicks furiously
- baby seems very uncomfortable or in actual distress
If you notice any of these signs on a continuous basis, your doctor must be notified as soon as possible.
After Birth: Common Signs Of Possible Food Allergies
Many times infant allergy
, infant formula allergies
, and infant milk allergies
always show common symptoms
. These are tell-tale signs your baby is likely to be allergic to the protein in milk, soy or even his new formula. A sure sign of allergic reactions are:
- continuous diarrhea/constipation
- signs of colic do not seem to abate during the normal first or second quarter of the baby's life
- excessive spitting up and vomiting of food
- restlessness, crying, and constant motion- often your baby will expect you to walk, bounce or rock them continuously. If and when they do settle down, often it will last only a very short time
- frequent ear infections
- observance of normal environmental allergy symptoms such as rash, hives, swollen teary eyes and possible sinus problems
Treatment Program For Infant Food Allergies
Although food allergens do frequently expose your child to a varied list of reactions, many children will outgrow the most common allergies
of milk, egg and soy. In the meantime, a diet of organic baby food
from fruits and veggies made into homemade baby food
can often prevent or reduce many baby food allergies
and its symptoms.
Have you ever considered trying a vegan diet for your baby?
Many people now are questioning, for various reasons, the advisability of using a vegan diet. Often though, they are unsure how to start to guarantee they receive the right mix of vitamins and minerals necessary for good health.
How about "talking" to another mother who is experienced at following the guidelines of a vegan diet for her baby because of health concerns with regular milk and infant formulas.
Also, new to the horizon in the medical community, an entirely different approach is being used to try to prevent the onset of future child food allergies by acclimating the child to foreign food substances early, often while still in the womb or during its breastfeeding schedule.
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