Our expert says:
I am sorry to hear that your baby has a peanut allergy. Hydrolysed vegetable protein differs from hydrogenated vegetable fat because the former is usually a processed form of soya, (which can give so-called cross-reactivity with peanut allergy) while the latter is produced by hydrogenating (saturating some of the unsaturated fatty acids so that the liquid oil becomes more solid, e.g. margarine) oils to produce fats which are either sold as margarine or used in cooking and food processing. You can certainly give your baby products that contain hydrogenated vegetables fats, margarine and oils such as sunflower or olive oil. Click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'Food-related diseases' and read the articles on 'Peanut allergy' and subjects such as 'Eating out', etc for more information.
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