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      Advice — allergenic foods

      Adapting recipes to suit your baby's dietary requirements

      Adapting recipes to suit your baby's dietary requirements

      I am often asked by parents how to adapt a recipe to be dairy or egg free. Or, queries on substitutes for certain food groups. In today’s world there are a host of food products on the market to suit most if not all dietary requirements. It’s just a matter of knowing which food substitute works best for which intolerance/dietary requirement and how to adapt for recipes. 

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      Allergenic Foods

      Early Introduction of Allergenic Foods

      Many parents are concerned about introducing Allergenic foods to their babies and it is one of the most common questions I get asked in my Weaning Academy and during #WeaningWednesday.

       

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      Introducing Allergenic Foods to Babies

      Introducing Allergenic Foods to Babies

      “Can Féile have nuts when she grows up, Mam?” this question was mooted to me by my eldest guy, Cathal, who at 5 is peanut allergic. It is estimated approx. 5% of Irish children and 3% of Irish adults have food allergies. Egg, milk and Peanuts are the 3 most common, with Peanuts being the most feared among parents. Between 60-80% of children outgrow the egg and milk allergy by the time they are 16. Only up to 20% will outgrow a peanut allergy and 15% a tree nut allergy. No wonder this can strike fear in parents!

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