I'm just curious if anyone has given their infant any type of nut yet. DS is 8 months old this week. We think he is allergic to milk so I am trying to do my research on alternatives to milk for when he turns one and is supposed to have cow's milk. I'm considering almond milk, but I'm not sure what I can use to replace the good fats he would get from cow's milk (he doesn't like avocado and peanut butter might be dangerous). Anyway, doc said he should be eating yogurt right now, but I'd like to try almond milk yogurt with him. But what if he is allergic to almonds? What age is it ok to start them on nuts? Ugh! Has anyone else been through this?
Re: Anyone tried peanuts yet?
Peanuts are not the same as tree nuts. It is 2 completely different food types. However, you haven't mentioned a specific reason you think he would be allergic to either.
You only mentioned a 'maybe' allergy to milk. Why do you think he is allergic to milk? Did he have an intolerance as an infant when you had dairy? Most children will grow out of this intolerance before they are a year old. If it truely is an allergy you can talk with a nutritionist about what you could supplement with instead. Our medical center has a nutritionist on staff or you can get a referral by the pedi.
Either way, I would talk to the pedi to see what they think about trying either peanuts or almonds. Since we don't have any food allergies anywhere in the family history I haven't worried about trying things too much. I haven't let him go hog wild but he has gotten a lick of PB and has eaten many other allergen risk foods.
Also, a lot of childrens hospitals have dieticians on staff who are completely free/ low cost with referral from a pedi.
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I am not going to try peanuts with my daughter until at least 1 year.