Infant Food Allergy Prevention: Why You Should Care

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We all think we know about food allergies and sensitivities. I mean how can we avoid it these days, right? Everywhere you look things are labeled “gluten free”, “dairy free”, “made in a facility with nuts”. So what is happening and how can we stop it?

Food allergies are on the rise with 1 in 13 children affected. You may assume that if you are healthy your child is not at risk. Unfortunately, every baby is at risk. In fact, over 50% of children with food allergies have no family history! Infants with eczema are at the highest risk for developing food allergies, with 30% developing food allergies, compared to baseline rate of 8% and a rate among babies with a family history of 11%. As a parent, those percentages are scary! Especially when my other half, and half of my baby girl’s gene pool, has a food allergy.

My husband has a mild nut allergy. While we typically don’t have a hard time going out to eat and he can be in the same room as someone eating nuts – which makes my life easier because like how do you live without nut butter?! – I have seen first hand what it is like when we do have an issue. I have been there when my husband got something that we didn’t know had nuts in it. I have worried seeing him get extremely sick from eating a nut product. I have had to taste test sauces when we got take out and be the one to make the call of whether I thought there was nuts in it.

Ultimately, food allergies develop because of an issue in our gut. Having a food allergy isn’t just something that makes meal time a pain. It’s a health issue. It’s a developmental issue with the gut. It is becoming more accepted as it becomes more common. Having more options for people with food allergies is great! But just accepting the rise of food allergies and not figuring out what we can do to prevent it is not. I know that I, personally, want to do anything I can to give my baby girl the best tools to conquer the world. So I did my research…

Breakthrough Research Shows Up to 80% of Food Allergies Can Be Avoided

Recent landmark studies (LEAP, EAT, PETIT) have proven that exposing babies to food allergens early and often can reduce their risk of developing allergies by 67–80%. Research methods included early allergen introduction starting at 4-6 months of age and sustaining exposure multiple times a week for several months. However, many infants are not developmentally ready for solid foods at 4 months and are often picky eaters, making it difficult for parents to sustain exposure and follow these study methods. So what now? 

Thankfully, in my pursuit to find the best way to give my baby girl a chance against a nut allergy, I found Ready, Set, Food! This company offers a groundbreaking, all-natural solution to make the introduction of allergenic foods easy, safe, and affordable for all families. They produce pre-measured daily packets that can be added to breastmilk, formula, or food, allowing families to easily introduce allergenic foods to their baby on a regular basis starting at 4 months of age.

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The sequential and step-wise system gradually exposes infants to peanut, egg, and milk, which make up more than 80% of childhood food allergies.

Ready, Set, Food! is trusted by moms (like me) and is pediatrician-recommended because its innovative system is:

1. Evidence-based – A guided, allergist-developed system based directly on the study dosing, which showed a 67-80% decrease in food allergies

2. Gentle – The only sequential and step-wise approach that follows pediatric guidelines by starting with a low dose and gradually increasing to a higher maintenance dose

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3. All Natural – Contains only real, organic peanut, egg, and milk with no additives, preservatives, or added sugars

4. Easy To Use – Simply add to breastmilk, formula, or food, making it easy to start allergen introduction as early as 4 months

It is recommended by leading experts; including over 200 pediatricians and allergists. Pediatrician Testimonials:

  1. Robert Hamilton, M.D., Board-Certified Pediatrician and star of the viral YouTube video “How To Calm A Crying Baby” said: “I tell every parent about Ready, Set, Food! at their baby’s 4 month visit.”
  2. Jonathan Spergel, M.D., Board-Certified Allergist and Chief of Allergy Section and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) said : “I recommend early and sustained allergen introduction for all babies starting at 4-6 months of age, based on the current guidelines.”
  3. Steven Czinn, M.D., Board-Certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Immunology Specialist said: “Ready, Set, Food! makes the introduction of food allergens to infants safe and easy. Parents can feel confident in its science-based formulation.”

We are on Day 5 of our intro days with my little sweet pea and I can truly say this program has made introducing allergens EXTREMELY easy and much less scary than I could have ever imagined. Because I feel so strongly about the need for more parents to educate themselves on child food allergies, I want to share this great company with all of you!

Want to learn more about this all-natural and easy approach to early allergen introduction?

For a limited time, you get this special offer extended just to my followers! Visit Ready, Set, Food! and use code “FITNESSFORREAL20” to get $20 any subscription!

Your little ones depend on you to give them all the tools they need. Do this for them.  

 

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