Can you prevent food allergies in your kids?
New research suggests early introduction
- Duration 3:46
- Date Mar 9, 2013
New research suggests early introduction
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-- food allergies are on the rise among kids today as you know.
But now there are some new guidelines for parents that say that there may be a new way to prevent allergies and that is by feeding.
High risk foods to children earlier than we've been told to do so before.
Even while their babies -- -- explain all this is adult and pediatric allergy and asthma specialists.
Doctor need to Ogden thanks so much for being here these sort of earth shattering.
New guidelines we've been told to keep babies away from dairy to keep away from certainly nuts.
For the first years of their life because if they what had a reaction to could be life threatening so now -- -- these new guidelines it's exciting they're recommending something completely different.
We're saying that these highly -- -- foods that includes milk eggs peanuts.
Can be started in the first four -- six months of life.
On starting with them rice cereal on the solid foods soon after that you can start these foods.
That is amazing to me it is so different than just six years ago when I had my son is the thinking now.
It because we've kept babies away from these highly Al energetic foods that they've developed -- -- There is that thinking that that delay that we've been doing may have led to an increase in allergy and we have research that's coming out that showing that when you do you introduce the foods earlier.
There's and decrease incidence of food allergy.
I mean what's so scary is taking that leap of faith is giving a six month old a little bit of anger a little bit of -- who bought her pick up there because.
What happens -- they have a reaction.
Right so that is something -- a parent might have a lot of concerns about and if a parent really is concerned they should first talk to their pediatrician and an allergist about what to do and how to proceed.
And that shouldn't be something that they feel uncomfortable about a -- You want to do it slowly one food every three to five days.
Watch for any signs and also do it gradually.
Do it at home.
Not at the daycare center at a restaurant -- in a more controlled environment OK so once food every three to five days of -- not -- -- -- you know exactly what they are attempting a fusion of confusion and then what signs would there -- hives -- hives and itching -- a -- around the mouth or anywhere -- from the body.
More severe reactions could be -- -- tongue swelling difficulty breathing coughing vomiting those would be more severe alike and -- access and those are terrifying those are so if a child an -- an inch and basically a six -- has those can you give them.
A mouthful of Benadryl -- will go away yet you can give them Benadryl but if it's more extreme you wanna call 91 line.
On because that's an emergency that child needs have been Ephron aren't happy -- But yet I mean -- still many kids in pre K and in first -- is that bridge that have allergies it would be nice if we were able to get to the bottom.
Of what was causing all of these and stop them now it would be and this is a step in that direction and more and more research is being done to show it.
These new guidelines these steps are actually gonna lead to a deep crease in the food allergies.
And then we can use plan in a more primary care setting our pediatricians -- parents can -- -- -- And -- that you know do this without that here so the thinking is basically that we have shielded our children too much.
From these foods and then when you do introduce the made it five years old their systems can't handle it yeah exactly so a round 2000 and we started telling parents -- all these foods and over this period of time we've seen food allergies to these highly -- -- -- Double triple.
An amount in thinking that that delay had something to do -- -- but there are other.
Factors that are out there genetic environmental.
That might be also playing -- -- -- well this is -- really attention grabber we should let everybody know please check with your own pediatrician.
Before you do this to make sure that they're comfortable -- you introducing these screws that doctor height on and thanks for stalling all out -- here and stuff.