Childhood Diseases

Posted by: FirstTimeMom | 2011-11-30


Re Post 606

I just have another question regarding bananas. I stopped giving my daughter banana when you said. I was just wondering IF the black specks COULD be from the banana seeds. If so, would I be able to continue feeding her banana but just make sure that I do not include the seeds if they are causing any harm?
If NOT, how long should I wait until re-introducing banana?
She LOVES banana and she had no other problems. She had regular BM''s and she wasn''t in any way more fussy than usual (she is teething too so that''s the only reason why she gets annoyed these days). I am trying to feed her pureed apples but she is putting up a fight. I''m just going to continue with apples for a few more days to see how her system tolerates it but then I want to move on to something else. Hence my question about bananas.
Also, ONE MORE THING...regarding allergies. When I fed her pear, after 2 days she broke out in a blood red rash and bumps. They were all over her tummy and back but mostly on the back of her neck. She also had a BAD nappy rash at the same time. So bad that some skin even came off :-( and that has NEVER happened before. It has cleared up now but I was curious if this could have been from the pears. It has cleared up now but I was wondering how long I should steer clear of pears for.
Thank you!

Expert's Reply



The specks are from the banana seeds so you could re-introduce bananas into her diet-if you can remove the seeds.Your baby appears to be highly allergic to pears so it would be wise to avoid pears in her diet. She should not have pear again until she has been tested to see if she is still allergic.This test should be done when she is 18 months to 2 years old.It is unusual for a baby to be allergic to pears. The test is a blood test called the CAPRAST for Pear.

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