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#1 mummyk8

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

Quick question because I'm having brain fry today...

My DD is 9mths old today and I'm wondering when I can give her something like scrambled eggs? I know it's egg yolk first but what age can they have whole egg??

#2 CherryAmes

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

I think it's now considered ok to give the whole egg right from 6mths old.

#3 ~Jodama_Feral~

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

I think they now advise only to avoid certain foods if you have a history of allergies in your family. And all foods can be introduced from 6 months.

#4 mummyk8

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:17 PM

Thank you!!

She has a dairy allergy (and possibly fish) so there won't be any cheese or milk involved but I might try her on some scrambled eggs tonight.

#5 mummyinahurry

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:29 PM

Our paed advised 12 months for eggs and cows milk (no history of allergies) so will be waiting til then

#6 Chelara

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:36 PM

I think hard boiled is the safest, the protein is more broken down or something. Dd reacted when I gave her her first taste of egg, it was scrambled. Try it cooked into something first, then boiled and go from there I think.

#7 caesie'n'linc

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:40 PM

QUOTE (mummyk8 @ 25/04/2012, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you!!

She has a dairy allergy (and possibly fish) so there won't be any cheese or milk involved but I might try her on some scrambled eggs tonight.

I'd be trying eggs earlier in the day, so you are able to watch for any reactions while she is awake.  When my kids were little I was always told that new foods should be introduced in the morning, especially ones that are common cause of allergies.


#8 Fossy

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:43 PM

Yeah waiting has been found to increase the instances of allergies, no need to delay anything anymore unless there's family history of allergies. Except things like milk, whole nuts and honey of course.

Chelaras way was what our paed advised, cooked into something first (we did frittata and muffins) then on it's own.  DD had egg from just under 6 months.

#9 José

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:47 PM

there was something in the paper recently- like last 2 weeks saying to introduce cooked egg from 4 months.

#10 zibble

Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

We gave DD eggs at 6 months. DS was a bit later at 7 or 8 months. We have no family history of allegies and haven't delayed any allegy food for DD.

I still give allegy foods in the morning or at lunch as well. Just incase there is a reaction. Often they can react on the third time they eat it as well so I am a bit cautious until after a few times.

#11 Katie16

Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:31 PM

As far as allergies goes the recommendation is to introduce earlier rather than later.  Earlier introduction to allergens can reduce their risk of developing an allergy by 5 times.

So go for it with the eggs, peanut butter, shellfish, etc

Not honey or whole nuts.

As far as dairy allergies goes, most kids grow out of them by two and they recommend that you periodically try to introduce them to see if the reaction is gone.  Try things like cheese and yoghurt as they are low lactose and the milk proteins (that cause most of the allergies) have been shortened in the process.  

My son developed a milk allergy as a small baby which meant I had to go dairy free for a few months as I was breastfeeding at the time. He has been able to tollerate cheese and yoghurt since he was about 9 months and even whole milk in foods from about 11 months. He is now 13 months and the only thing he reacts to is formula so we are still breastfeeding.

#12 sarkazm76

Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

"They" change the recommendations all the time - solids at 4 months/ solids at 6 months/ solids at 4 month/ foods earlier = less change of allergies/ makes no difference/ less chance of allergies.  

We waited until after 12 month vaccinations and the GP said now he's 1 year he can try peanut butter/ eggs/ honey.  There is so many other things to feed them it made no difference whether he had these or not until now.  And he still prefers eating porridge anyway original.gif


#13 Lokum

Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:42 PM

QUOTE (sarkazm76 @ 25/04/2012, 06:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"They" change the recommendations all the time - solids at 4 months/ solids at 6 months/ solids at 4 month/ foods earlier = less change of allergies/ makes no difference/ less chance of allergies.  

We waited until after 12 month vaccinations and the GP said now he's 1 year he can try peanut butter/ eggs/ honey.  There is so many other things to feed them it made no difference whether he had these or not until now.  And he still prefers eating porridge anyway original.gif


Well, one consideration is the current possibility that early introduction reduces allergy risk. What is clear is that delaying doesn't reduce risk.

Another consideration is that you introduce it early, and then you have the information. If you know they're allergic/intolerant, you can take steps to keep them safe.

If you don't introduce it, you don't know, and the older they get, the more likely they are to have an incidental exposure while away from you or without your awareness or scrutiny. Then there's the possibility of a severe reaction with someone who's not prepared, or a severe reaction and no-one's that sure what it was from... (eg they ate a bit of food they found on the slide/in another kids pocket, some friendly person in the shop gave to them etc etc)

We went with early intro, and luckily no allergies so no worries. I wanted to know so that I could keep him safe and put everyone on high alert if he turned out to be allergic.

#14 WinterIsComing

Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:44 PM

New research shows that especially for those with history of allergies, introducing potential allergens such as eggs BEFORE 6 months can potentially help avoid allergies.

NSW health still recommends 6 months for all solids but they are now reviewing the new research.




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