Alternative Foods for Allergic Babies

Alternative Foods for Allergic Babies
Alternative Foods for Allergic Babies

“If your baby has a food allergy, finding alternative sources of nutrition can be challenging. Find out about the different types of hypoallergenic formulas and foods available for babies with allergies, including hydrolyzed, elemental, and amino acid-based formulas. Get expert advice on how to identify and avoid potential allergens, and how to incorporate alternative foods into your baby’s diet. Don’t let food allergies limit your little one’s nutrition, discover alternative options and ensure your baby is getting the nutrients they need.”

The most important and only treatment method for food allergy is nutrition therapy. Allergy is controlled in the early process with nutritional therapy and accelerates recovery.

All the nutrients consumed by the mother during the breastfeeding period pass into the breast milk, albeit at a low rate of 1%, and directly affect the baby. The food that causes the allergy should be excluded from the diet of both the nursing mother and the baby.

What Can Be Consumed Instead of Allergic Foods?

Vitamin and mineral deficits caused by foods removed from the diet must be met with other foods. For this reason, it is very important to consult a nutritionist in order to consume substitutes instead of foods that are not consumed in the diet and to make this planning in a healthy way.

Let’s examine together the milk, egg and wheat alternatives that both you and your baby can consume.

Alternatives to Cow’s Milk

Almond Milk

After a year, you can use it in both your own recipes and the recipes of your children. Almonds are a very rich food in terms of calcium and will help you complete the calcium you lack from milk.

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Oat Milk 

You can use it both in your own recipes and in the recipes of your babies after the 7th month. Oats are extremely beneficial to both you and your baby due to their beta-glucan and fiber content.

Coconut Milk 

You can use it both in your own recipes and in the recipes of your babies after 1 year.

Rice Milk

You can use it both in your own recipes and in the recipes of your babies after the 7th month .

1 Egg Substitute Alternatives

You can use the following alternatives instead of 1 egg in your recipes.

Flaxseed Gel

After grinding 1 tablespoon of flaxseed with a grinder, we wait for 5 minutes with 3 tablespoons of water and turn it into a gel. You can use this mixture instead of 1 egg in your recipes.

Chia Seed Gel

After grinding 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds with a grinder, we wait for 5 minutes with 3 tablespoons of water and turn it into a gel. You can use this mixture instead of 1 egg in your recipes.

Aquafaba

The word “Aqua” means “water” and the word “faba” means legumes. The cooking water left over by cooking legumes such as chickpeas and lentils is called aquafaba.

All vitamins and minerals in legumes pass into this water with boiling. You can increase the protein value by using this cooking water, which has high nutritional value, instead of eggs in your recipes.

3 tablespoons of aquafaba = > 1 egg

Banana Puree 

You can use 1/4 cup mashed banana instead of 1 egg.

Applesauce

You can use 1/4 cup applesauce instead of 1 egg.

Avocado Puree

You can mash 1/4 avocado and use it instead of 1 egg.

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Wheat Substitute Alternatives

It is among the cereals with the highest nutritional value and protein content. It is one of the most beneficial cereals for both your baby and you.

Quinoa / Quinoa Flour

It is the grain with the highest protein content.

Potato 

You can use foods such as potatoes and rice for the wheat starch that you will use in your recipes.

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