Monday, September 26, 2011

Dietry Guidelines Help to Protect Against Allergy

Proper feeding is of utmost importance in preventing allergies.

  • Exclusive breast feeding for the first 6 months provides the ideal protection.
  • Weaning foods should not be given too early (Solid foods should be introduce at 6 months).
  • Avoid strongly allergenic foods for the first year.
  • Add only one mew food per week so that food that is not well-tolerated can be recognized and removed.
Reference: Summary from the opinion issued by the EU Scientific Committee on Food (SCF, 1991), the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGAN, 1993), the Nutritional Commission of German Pediatric Society (1996).

Foods which are LEAST LIKELY to cause allergic reactions:
(to be introduced from 6 month)
1. Rice
2. Pear
3. Prune
4. Carrot
5. Apple

Foods which are usually well tolerated, but OCCASIONALLY CAUSE allergic reactions:
(to be introduced from 6 month)
1. Barley
2. Apricot
3. Beef
4. Wheat
5. Plum
6. Spinach
7. Cabbage
8. Oat
9. Banana
10. Chicken
11. Peach
12. Broccoli
12. Lamb
13. Turnip
14. Potato
15. Cherry
16. Corn

Foods which are MOST LIKELY to cause allergic reactions:
(to be introduced from 9 month)
1. Berries (strawberry and rasberry)
2. Egg yolk (mut be fully cooked)
3. Legumes (soyabeans, beans)
4. Fish

(to be introduce from 12 month)
1. Seafood (prawns, crabs, dried and fish scallops)
2. Peanuts
3. Egg white

p/s: Thanks Dr K from Klinik Pakar Kanak2 Annur for the sharing the guidelines

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