According to researchers, about 8% of children and 5% of adults worldwide have a food allergy. While food allergies are not always life-threatening, taking steps to minimize the effects or even prevent a food allergy is important. One way to go about this is through a food allergy introduction.
What is a Food Allergy Introduction?
As the name implies, a food allergy introduction is when parents start introducing “allergy foods” to babies.
Allergy foods are common foods that are known to cause an allergic reaction. These include peanuts, milk, tree nuts such as almonds and coconuts, wheat, and shellfish.
The goal of a food allergy introduction is to prevent a possible food allergy by introducing allergy foods early on.
While food allergy introduction is done by some parents when their child is still young; there are adults who do try to treat their own allergies and build tolerance against them.