Kick Lifelong Allergies for your Littles!
I’ve always known about certain food allergies but never knew just how common these food allergies actually were until very recently. In the past year I’ve met several people, adults and children, whom are allergic to foods such as mangos, strawberries, and certain nuts (cashews, peanuts, and pecans). Some of these people have allergies so severe that they are required to carry an EpiPen with them at all times in the event they go into anaphylactic shock. Crazy scary stuff! Thankfully, so far no one in my family has any food allergies or sensitives but that still leaves me terrified that one of us could have an allergy and what will happen if we do have a reaction? Because of my fear of allergic reactions, I have done some research as to what steps I could take to help reduce the chances of developing food allergies. What I’ve learned is, early exposure is key because babies aren’t born with allergies; food allergies are acquired and can change as one gets older. To help reduce the risk of developing food allergies, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be exposed to common allergens, such as peanuts, by the age of 4-6 months.
In an effort to help reduce any chances of developing a food allergy, I have been using a product called “Lil Mixins”; they make several powders – peanut, egg, and tree nut. I’m currently trying out the Peanut Powder. Three times a week, I mix the Lil-Mixins Powder into my little guy’s food (or bottled breastmilk). Super easy and he LOVES it! The powder is made of just one simple ingredient… peanuts! I’m hoping that that by exposing him to these foods at an early age, we will continue to be an allergy free family. Lil Mixins is available for purchase on Amazon and Lilmixins.com Use code “MOMSMEET20” to receive 20% off your order!