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Not sure if this is considered a food allergy or not....

We just started to introduce my son to baby foods. He loved squash and we just tried sweet potato the past 2 days. He did fine with the squash...but he had really bad runny diaherra with the sweet potato. Is that considered a food allergy?

We go to the doctors next week for 6 month check up so i'll ask him but wanted to know if i should be concern in the mean time.

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Asked by mommytobrooke at 11:26 AM on Oct. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No. A food allergy is where they develop hives or they can't breathe. He may be intolerant to the food but a food allergy can kill someone.

    Answer by coala at 11:32 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • it could be a food allergy they are rated on scales of 0-5. my son gets diarrhea with certain foods he is allergic to and more serious food reactions with other foods. we see a specialist and have an epi pen on hand at all times. take him off the sweet potatoes for 1 week to completely clear his system and dont start anything new. then after one week start the sweet potatoes again and see what the reaction is. GL

    Answer by Tfor2 at 12:39 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Diarrhea can indicate a food allergy. Hold off on sweet potato until you talk to the doc, better safe than sorry.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:50 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Sweet potatoes are good for that. Try mixing them with cereal for a feeding. That is just common with the type of food. An allergic reaction would be like bumps, or a rash, or throat/tongue swelling, so I think you're okay! GL

    Answer by MamaMelMel at 3:20 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • well...wait a week, and try it again and see if the same thing happens. If so than yes, talk with your doctor.

    Answer by colepip2 at 10:23 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • we recently just started our DD on solids. i also noticed that with both sweet potatoes and squash that her poo has been softer than when she has eaten peas or even green beans.

    Answer by 4grace10 at 11:15 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • its just the babies system getting used to more solid foods than formula or bm its normal

    Answer by KaylaKR at 9:25 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Yes, mild food allergies can cause diarhea. I have allergies all kinds of food, and the reactions can vary from upset stomach and/or diarrhea, hives and clear up to life-threatening. Ask your doctor about an allergy test, it is not a difficult or invasive procedure, but I think they won't do them on babies under 2. Not sure though.

    Answer by Tawneekitn at 6:53 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Wait a few days to a week, then try it again.

    Answer by Shelby72 at 8:55 AM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • i think you should wait but again all babies are differnt

    Answer by sami1979 at 8:30 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

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