What foods to give
There is no particular order of introducing foods. The key is to provide a variety of tastes and textures appropriate to your infant’s developmental stage. Include a variety of vegetables, fruit, meats and fish. Start to add pasta, rice, couscous, lentils and oats to your baby's diet.
Important: Introduce one new food at a time over 3 days to observe for any signs of allergies and food intolerance.
Fully cooked egg yolk can also be trialled over 3 days.
"There is insufficient evidence to support previous advice to specifically delay or avoid potentially allergenic foods (such as egg, peanuts, nuts, wheat, cows' milk and fish) for the prevention of food allergy or eczema. This also applies to infants with siblings who already have allergies to these foods.” (Infant feeding advice, ASCIA, 2010).
(refer to The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) www.allergy.org.au/ for further information on allergies.)
If any signs of allergies or sensitivities such as vomiting; going pale; rashes around mouth and trunk; restlessness and cramps caused by stomach ache; itching; diarrhoea; swelling, especially around lips; breathing difficulties, e.g., snuffly and gasping breaths, medical attention should be sought and the food avoided until seen by a medical professional experienced in treating food allergies.