Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Me | 2013/02/04

Q.

Food alergies

Hello

i have 18 months baby she was testesd positive for food alergies like wheat and nuts while hospitalizes at months and developed aexima now she is a bit older and want to feed her some thing other that cearlac baby food.

is it dangerous to give her pap, inkomazi, prunetro, and wheatbix?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Many children outgrow wheat allergy, but remain allergic to nuts, but it would be best not to give your daughter any wheat containing cereal until she is at least 3 years old. She can eat maize (mielie pap) or rice or soya cereal. She should not have any Weetbix. If you can find wheat-free Pronutro she can eat that.

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