Strawberries are the most popular type of berries in the world: in addition to bright color, beautiful shape and nutritional qualities, strawberries tastes delicious! The fruit has one more the negative aspect is one of the products most often responsible for rejection, especially when it comes to children’s organism. In this article, you will learn why and how. Strawberry rejection in infants and whether give this berry to the baby.
Children’s favorite fruit contains antioxidants and vitamin C – it’s a healthy and tasty dietary supplement, but not for your a child. Not only sour, but also ripe berry is a potential allergen and may cause rashes or unwanted effect on children.
Due to the increased risk of allergies, doctors advise wait up to 12 months before including the product in the nursery ration. The safest way to manage allergies is to not give berry to the child in general.
Of all the summer berries, it’s this is most likely to cause allergies. She occurs in people of all ages, but small children are exposed most at risk of developing severe allergies due to their age and immature immune systems.
Symptoms of food allergies appear very soon after how food is eaten – for several minutes and up to a couple of hours.
If you have berry in your child’s diet, watch out for the onset of these symptoms:
- Swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, throat and palate;
- Eye itching, runny nose;
- Hay fever;
- Itchy skin, urticaria, contact dermatitis;
- Allergic rhinitis, asthma.
More serious symptoms: vomiting, cramps, diarrhea.
Life-threatening baby: anaphylactic reaction, such as swelling in the throat, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
Despite research, the exact reason why people react to the berry, and could not identify. Some research showed that a similar reaction can cause a protein responsible for the red color of the fruit.
By the way an allergic reaction in children is caused only by unprocessed berries. Studies have shown that anthocyanins (plant pigments, which give the berry color and health benefits) are present only in fresh or frozen strawberries!
Remember that an allergy to strawberries can be very serious – just for this reason, many parents prefer to wait, until their baby is at least a year old.
The risk of developing an allergy is higher if the baby:
- A food allergy to other foods has already been shown;
- One of the family members is allergic (not necessary on strawberries).
If a child suffers from asthma or eczema, then the point is to delay the introduction of any food that can worsen symptoms. Find out on our website why it occurs Infants are allergic to sugar.
Be sure to check whether the mixture is suitable before feeding. babies.
Useful information: How to prepare a mixture and feed her baby
Skin reaction in response to fruit acidity contributes to the appearance of diaper rash in some children, but this is not allergic reaction. Now you know how allergies manifest on the strawberries in the baby.