63 – Introducing Allergens with Luka & Kate

As if starting solids isn’t overwhelming enough, we also have to think about introducing allergens. Is my baby going to have a reaction? How will I know? When is the right time to start? Help!

On today’s episode, we dedicate a whole “help me” episode to the hot topic of introducing allergens. We completely understand that this can be a stressful time for many families, and while we wish there could be certainty, the fact is there is no way of knowing 100% whether or not your little one will develop a food allergy. But we hope today’s episode arms you with knowledge and some comfort around what to expect.

For those who are tuning in for the first time, a little about us…

In this podcast we discuss

  • What is a food allergy and how it differs from a food sensitivity or intolerance

  • What is FPIES (and Kate’s personal experience with this)

  • What are the top 9 allergens and some tips before introducing them
  • When is the right time to start the introduction and which foods to introduce first
  • The signs of an allergic reaction and what to do next
  • Recommendations on how often your child should be exposed to an allergen food and what counts as an exposure
  • … and so much more!

You may also like to download our ALLERGEN TRACKER so you can keep track of how you are progressing and whether or not any reactions have occurred.

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