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How will I know if he's allergic?

So my sons had all teh first stage food, and everything went fine, now hes having 2nd stage, and they have almost the same ingredients but a couple new ones. Could he get an allergic reaction to those? And how will I know? and How soon?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on Oct. 10, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Food allergies happen pretty quickly. Meaning, your child will probably have a reaction before he gets through with his/her meal. Signs and symptoms of allergic reactions vary in range from minor to severe. Such as, rash, itching, stomach hurting, diarrhea all the way to severe such as throat swelling up and cutting off airway.

    I would think your child will be fine with 2nd stage foods. Try a little at a time. I wouldn't give him/her a whole jar at once.


    Answer by Southerncharmes at 12:00 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • Yeah, Im still kind of easing him into new things. So he'll act up during the feeding?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:10 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • Yes, he can be allergic to any new food.
    Just like before, introduce a new food once each day for three days before moving on to the next new food. So if he has had applesauce, you can give him blueberrry applesauce every day for three days before trying him on mango applesauce.
    If he is allergic, it will probably show up quickly - within an hour... Hives, swollen lips/face/throat, a hard time breathing. If any symptoms show up in the three days, then ban that food for now.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:13 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • Normally, since it is digested quickly a food reaction normally just takes minutes BUT if your child ends up with diarrhea every time you feed him a certain food, then I would consider that an allergy also. It may not show up until later that day instead of minutes.

    Answer by Southerncharmes at 12:14 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • Have any of your children had a bad allergic reaction to a simple food?

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

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