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Allergy Today: New Nip Allergies in the Bub Infant Feeding Video Series

The Nip Allergies in the Bub website, from the Australian National Allergy Strategy food allergy prevention project, offers practical guidance in introducing common allergy-causing foods to babies, preventing food allergy and enhancing eczema management.iStock-1207854322-709

 

On 15 February, the National Allergy Strategy announced the launch of a new series of videos that aim to help parents/caregivers to introduce common allergy-causing foods to their infants at each of the four stages of feeding development:

 

  • Textures of first foods; smooth foods and soft lump (Babies around six months).
     
  • Textures of mashed foods and soft lump foods (Babies around seven to nine months).
     
  • Textures of soft chopped and mashed finger foods (Babies around 10 to 12 months).
     
  • Textures of toddler and family foods (Babies around 12 months and onwards).

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The videos highlight important reminders:

  • Feed babies solids when they are ready. Usually by six months but not before four months of age.
     
  • Children under five years of age should only be given peanuts or tree nuts as smooth nut butter or paste, or as finely ground nuts.
     
  • Once the baby is fed with common allergy-causing foods, it is important to keep feeding these foods to them at least twice a week.
     
  • If the baby seems to have an allergic reaction to the introduced food, e.g. a rash or swelling of the face, do not feed the food to the baby. Consult the baby’s doctor for food allergy diagnosis and management.
     

In conjunction with the new videos, the Nip Allergies in the Bub recipe booklet to help parents introduce the common allergy causing foods to their baby before 12 months of age has also been updated.

Recipe Book Bub 1

Reference:
National Allergy Strategy. (2022). NEW Nip allergies in the Bub infant feeding video series. https://nationalallergystrategy.org.au/news/new-nip-allergies-in-the-bub-infant-feeding-video-series
 

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Allergy Today, March 2022