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Preventing food allergies

Te ārai i ngā mate pāwera kai

The following options are recommended to reduce the chance of your pēpi (baby) having a food allergy.

Milk options


In the first year of life, you should give your tamaiti (child) foods that commonly cause allergies, such as peanut butter, tree nuts, cooked egg, dairy, seafood and wheat products. This is even if your tamaiti is at a high risk of allergy. This can reduce their chances of becoming allergic to these foods.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed July 2022.


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