Mama Knows Nutrition: The Podcast
47: How to know if your baby has food allergies (& what to do!) [feat. Meghan McMillin, RDN, IBCLC @the.lactation.dietitian]
May 30, 2022
Kacie Barnes, MCN, RDN
Food allergies scared the poop out of me when I was a first time mom with a baby, and it’s one of those things that the more you know about it, the less afraid you will be, and honestly it’ll be less likely your baby develops severe food allergies when you know more about it because early introduction is hugely important. Today we’re talking to Meghan McMillin, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), she’s also a mom to kids with food allergies so I could not think of a better person to talk to about all of this.
In this episode we cover…
- What are the signs and symptoms of food allergies in babies?
- Could the symptoms be caused by something else besides food, too?
- If they are breastfeed, what foods in your diet could cause symptoms?
- How do you successfully do an elimination diet when breastfeeding a baby with potential food allergies?
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