To date, food allergy in children has become quite common. Almost every second child has an allergic reaction to these or other products. It manifests itself in the form of itching, rashes on the face and body, redness, scaling of the skin. If you do not take this phenomenon seriously enough, the allergy risks developing into serious diseases, for example, asthma.
At the age of up to 6 months the child can react with allergic manifestations to any food, except for mother's milk or an adapted mixture, but this does not mean that these foods will be allergens for children in the future. This shows only that the digestive system of the baby is not yet mature enough and does not produce the enzymes necessary for digesting certain foods.
If the baby is breastfed, then a certain amount of the allergen can be passed on to the baby through the milk, so in the first six months of the life of the baby the nursing mother is especially important to maintain a diet and not eat foods that cause allergy in children.
As for the transition of the child to solid, adult food, then the lure should start with hypoallergenic products for children, which include zucchini, oatmeal, green apples and so on. Further, as the enzymatic system matures, more and more foods should be introduced into the diet, starting with minimal portions and observing the body's response.
In order to be guided by the degree of food allergenicity, it is necessary to study the table of allergenic products for children and, basing on it, to form the ration of the baby.
List of allergenic products for children
- milk and dairy products - an intolerance to cow's milk protein affects 80% of children;
- chicken eggs, less often - eggs of other birds;
- meat - allergenic refers to fatty meat and poultry;
- fish - the so-called "noble varieties", caviar, seafood;
- fruits, vegetables, berries - red, orange fruits and berries, as well as all citrus and exotic fruits, have a high degree of allergenicity;
- nuts, almost all except for walnuts and cedar;
- wheat, in particular semolina and "Artek";
- sweets, chocolate, coffee;
- preservatives, dyes and flavors contained in products.
When feeding a child, it is also important to observe the measure - almost any, even the most low-allergenic products for children are capable of causing rashes if consumed in large quantities.