What are the current medical guideline on food allergies?
The latest USDA Guidelines recommend introducing your baby to commonly allergenic foods like peanuts, egg, cow milk products, tree nuts, wheat, crustacean shellfish, fish, and soy starting at 4-6 months. The guidelines also urge for a variety of complementary foods every day. Diet diversity is great for babies and is a key early habit in lifelong, healthy eating.
For more information check out our blog: New USDA guidelines and what parents should know.
When should my child start SpoonfulONE?
Pediatricians and experts (including USDA Guidelines) recommend introducing allergens starting between 4 and 6 months. Therefore, when your baby shows readiness for solid foods, we recommend you start SpoonfulONE.
However, it’s never too late to introduce a wide variety of foods commonly associated with food allergies. So if your baby is an older infant or toddler, it’s not too late to start SpoonfulONE. Diet diversity is beneficial at every stage of development.
What is SpoonfulONE?
SpoonfulONE is a daily food (Mix-ins, Puffs, and Oat Crackers) made with the same 16 foods that commonly cause food allergies in children. Every SpoonfulONE product has a purpose: to help train your baby's growing tummy with a multi-food introduction. Created by a leading pediatric allergist, SpoonfulONE is based on landmark research as well as proprietary studies. Designed specifically for early food allergen introduction, each serving includes all of the food groups responsible for over 90% of food allergies.
Each product includes a spoonful of 16 foods — small amounts of peanuts, milk, shellfish (shrimp), tree nuts (almond, cashew, hazelnut, pecan, pistachio, and walnut), egg, fish (cod and salmon), grains (wheat and oat), soy, and sesame. It takes repeated dietary exposure over time to allow your baby’s immune system to grow up accustomed to a diverse range of foods.
My child is older than 6 months old. Is it too late to start SpoonfulONE?
No, it is not too late to start if your child is older than 6 months old. Getting foods into a baby’s diet that can turn into allergens early is recommended at 4 months of age. Yet even though early is better than later, later is better than never. It’s never too late to start feeding a diverse diet! The earlier you introduce foods, the less likely an infant has developed an allergy to them.
Pediatricians Experts and the USDA guidelines recommend starting early allergen introduction between 4-6 months, but it’s never too late!
Why should I give my child SpoonfulONE?
Pediatricians and the latest USDA Guidelines, recommend introducing allergens starting between 4-6 months. We recognize the challenges in feeding a diverse set of foods every single day to infants, and we recognize the reality that commercially available baby food doesn’t have these ingredients. SpoonfulONE is there to just make it easy to accomplish the goals of diverse, common allergen feeding every day.
SpoonfulONE is a revolutionary approach to multi-food allergen introduction. Our safe and daily system contains small amounts of 16 foods associated with over 90% of food allergies so tiny tummies can grow up accustomed to diverse foods.
How long should my child take SpoonfulONE?
SpoonfulONE was designed to support consistent daily use: one packet, once daily, ideally for one year. Studies that showed benefit in early introduction required regular feeding of common allergens over months or years. SpoonfulONE is made with precise portions (30mg of every food) because the clinical research conducted prior to making SpoonfulONE found benefit after daily feeding of small amounts of multi-protein for a year.
All of the studies evaluating the early introduction of common allergens proved beneficial for babies after months to years of feeding regularly. Scientific studies, such as LEAP and EAT, showed that early, consistent dietary exposures for 3-5 years resulted in dramatic reductions in risk. As a result, both the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), recommend including a diverse range of foods, including potential allergens, as early as 4 months of age and continuing dietary exposure from infancy through childhood.
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