#35: Food Substitutions for When Your Baby has Allergies

Episode art for episode "#35: Food Substitutions for When Your Baby has Allergies". Pictured is a baby being spoon-fed puree.

This episode is for all you mamas (and dads) out there dealing with food allergies! Maybe your baby has already reacted to some after you started introducing the top allergens, or maybe you personally have such a severe allergy that you can’t keep certain foods in the house. Now, for the latter case, your baby will still need to be exposed to those allergens, but best to speak with your allergist about how to go about it (and that’s an episode for another day).

Back to the topic at hand! In this episode, I’m talking about how you can still ensure your baby meets their nutritional requirements, while keeping in mind the most common allergens. I get asked this a lot because so many of you have recipes you commonly use, or you find some new ones to try on Pinterest or recipe sites, but they often include top allergens, such as eggs, wheat, dairy, or nuts. So, if your baby has an allergy to one, or multiple of those, it can be hard to find recipes that work.

I’m sharing with you some easy substitutions that you can make to these recipes, or just in your weekly grocery shop, so you can continue to offer your baby variety, and the nutrition they need, while avoiding an allergic reaction.

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If you’re a family living with allergies and you have a recommendation for a food substitution that I didn’t mention, please share it with me! Send me an email to [email protected] so I can spread the word, the more options available the better.

Additional Resources:

If you’re just beginning to introduce your baby to solid foods, and are unsure of how to tackle this, let alone how to introduce the top highly allergenic foods, it’s time to enroll in my online course! My Baby Led Feeding course will walk you through exactly how to do this, so you feel prepared and confident moving forward in this new journey with your little one. Enroll today!(https://mylittleeater.com/baby-led-feeding)

If you have a toddler at home and are wanting to learn all about the nutrition they need, and learn how to prevent picky eating habits, or help improve them if you’re already seeing that happen, you need my Feeding Toddlers online course. Sign up today! (https://mylittleeater.com/feeding-toddlers/)

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EP. 24 – PROTEIN NEEDS FOR YOUR TODDLER: https://mylittleeater.com/24-protein-needs-for-your-toddler/

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Milk allergy (3:13)

Wheat allergy (11:17)

Peanut/nut allergies (18:14)

Egg allergy (21:28)

Fish/seafood allergies (25:49)

Soy allergy (27:59)

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Registered pediatric dietitian, mom of two picky-turned-adventurous eater, and the creator of the Texture Timeline™ – an exclusive tool to help move your baby through easy to more advanced purees and finger foods to prevent picky eating.

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