Common Baby’s Food Allergies

Allergy to cow’s milk protein

Allergy to cow's milk protein

Some babies suffer from allergy to cow’s milk protein. What are the symptoms and consequences? How to prevent this type of allergy?

Allergy to cow’s milk protein usually appears during the first 2-3 months of baby.

How to detect allergy?

If your baby’s immune system is sensitive to allergenic proteins from cow’s milk (alpha-lactalbumin, caseins the Bétalactoglobuline), you will detect it quickly. Symptoms occur during meals or in hours, that baby is breastfeeding (via the milk cow that consumed by the mother) or whether the bottle.

What are the symptoms?

During the meal, your Baby emits a “hissing” sound when breathing. His stomach gurgles, it suffers from cramps and bloating. It may also have small skin redness, especially around the mouth. Finally, gas, diarrhea and vomiting are common.

What to do?

In most cases, allergy disappears after a few years (between 4 and 6 years old). It is very rare that the child is allergic to cow’s milk protein throughout his life.

If this happens for a long time, do not hesitate to consult some advices from doctors.

Allergy to egg

Allergy to egg

Allergy to eggs often appears early, around the age of one, but fortunately the children recover in 50% of cases, provides you a strict foreclosure to follow. Zoom on this very restrictive allergy.

Allergy to chicken eggs is very common both in adults (8.1% of food allergies) than in children (30% of food allergies).

An unknown allergy

It often appears early, around the age of one year-old. The diagnosis of egg allergy is comparable to that of milk allergy. Prolonged egg allows eviction in 50% of cases the passing of true allergy intolerance. For information, egg white would be more allergenic than egg yolk. Symptoms may be respiratory (asthma) or skin (eczema, hives). Some children allergic to eggs cannot be vaccinated with vaccines containing trace (vaccines against mumps, yellow fever, and influenza are cons-indicated in cases of true allergy to egg because they are grown on egg strains).

The major allergens are egg albumin (heat labile destroyed by heat). The egg is very present in food preparations.

Names of suggesting the presence of egg:

albumin; ovalbumin; ovomucoid; egg white ; ovoglobulin; globulin; lysozyme; lysozyme; Ovovitelline; livetin; lecithin; Egg yolk ; Sac …

Food Allergies: What prevention for baby?

During pregnancy and during the first year, it is better to show prevention to prevent allergies in infants. Focus on food ban to limit the risk of food allergy.

Food allergies are becoming more frequent and severe. In families at risk, some experts advise against pregnancy from the consumption of potentially allergenic foods such as peanuts, for example.

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended until the age of 6 months old. The breastfeeding mother should sometimes avoid certain foods, including peanuts. If breastfeeding is not possible or if the supplement bottles are needed, hypoallergenic formulas are preferred. Soy products have no preventive interest. Food diversification is not done before the age of 6 months in children at risk. Before the age of 1 year, it is also advised to avoid foods having high allergen city of kiwi kind, celery, peanuts, nuts and shellfish fruits…

Allergy to breast milk and formula milk: what solutions for Baby?

Allergy to breast milk and formula milk: what solutions for Baby?


During at least the first 4 months of life, baby is fed only milk. Breast milk or milk substitute, there is little risk of allergies for toddlers. Which ? How to overcome? Our point.

Allergy to breast milk

Although rare, allergies to breast milk are reported. They occur when the mother consumes a lot of dairy products, cheese, and yoghurt, cream … Proteins of these products then pass into breast milk. Feeding the mother must be reviewed if Baby is allergies.

Allergies preparations “1st age”

If your baby is bottle-fed with infant formula, called the “first age”, the pediatrician will advise parents brand to buy, from motherhood. In the absence of allergies or allergic family plot, Baby is fed to the preparations called “standard”. However, 2-7% of infants are allergic to cow’s milk proteins present in preparations “1st age”. In this case, the pediatrician recommends that parents give the hypoallergenic milk (HA) to their child, sold exclusively in pharmacies.

The controversy over alternative formulas, to avoid a possible allergy to cow’s milk protein, is still relevant. Some parents prefer to give acidified milks, soy milks, milk without lactose and other types of infant formula to their baby. This is a good or bad idea ?

The pediatrician is the only the one who is able to give an answer and a solution tailored to the needs of each infant.

The peanut allergy

The peanut allergy

The peanut allergy is on the 2nd row of food allergies in children under 15 years. Learn all about the consequences of this allergy and the means of prevention available: here!

Peanut allergy: Who does it affect primarily?

The incidence of peanut allergy (or peanut) has exploded over the past 20 years. It is on the 2nd row of food allergies in children under 15 years (behind the egg) and appears in younger children, some may be aware of before birth.

Peanut allergy: implications

The peanut allergy causes severe reactions: swelling of lips and difficulty swallowing in minutes or few hours of ingestion, followed by the appearance of digestive disorders (vomiting, abdominal pain …) , respiratory (asthma), mucocutaneous (urticaria, atopic eczema …) or even anaphylactic shock very serious …

Peanut allergy: treatment and prevention

Several proposals can be formulated to reduce the risk of peanut allergy:

– Prevent maternal consumption of peanuts during pregnancy and throughout the breastfeeding duration

– Avoid using peanut oil in infants in medications and diet

– Avoid using creams or ointments containing peanut oil or sweet almond oil

– Delay the introduction of peanuts, biscuits aperitifs peanuts or other nuts until age 5-6ans.

These proposals are aimed primarily at-risk children with a family history of allergy. It would be reasonable to consider the total eviction of peanuts and other nuts in nurseries and kindergartens.

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