SpoonfulONE Expert Pediatrician Panel: Food Allergies & Current Feeding Guidelines
May 04, 20211 min read
SpoonfulONE recently hosted an expert pediatrician panel to discuss alarming food allergy rates, new feeding guidelines, and actionable steps parents can take to reduce risk. The panel included SpoonfulONE Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, Dr. Amna Husain, Dr. Alok Patel, and celebrity mom, Hannah Bronfman.
5 key takeaways from the event:
Food allergy rates are rising with 320,000 children born each year who go on to develop a food allergy by age 18. Without early and routine allergen introduction, these numbers will continue to climb.
The AAPand USDA recommend introducing common allergens around 4-6 months of age.
Consistency is key. This isn’t a one and done effort, it’s a daily habit throughout early childhood to stay healthy.
Parenting is hard and guidance can feel confusing. We all know this. Our goal is to cut through the noise and bring evidence-based recommendations and our simple solution to your fingertips.
At SpoonfulONE, we want it to be easy for all families to keep common allergens in their infant or child’s diet. We are committed to giving qualifying families a FREE year of SpoonfulONE. Learn more about SpoonfulONE for Good here.
In a study of 450 infants and children, babies who ate a blend of common allergens everyday had higher protective IgG4 antibodies and lower food-specific IgE antibodies, compared to babies who ate only one or two allergens.