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What foods often cause allergic reactions in babies?

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These foods and food groups can cause allergic reactions up to 90% of the time.

You may want to wait until your baby is older to try some of these. Many experts have suggested waiting until your child is 3 before trying peanuts, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that if your infant is at high risk of allergies, you should introduce them at 4-6 months.

  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts (such as walnuts or almonds)
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Soy
  • Wheat

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Starting Solid Foods."

Rachel Lewis, MD, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York.

American Medical Association: "Allergic reaction: Food allergies increasing, especially among children."

Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia: "Food Allergy."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Starting Solid Foods."

Rachel Lewis, MD, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York.

American Medical Association: "Allergic reaction: Food allergies increasing, especially among children."

Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia: "Food Allergy."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

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