Babies are more likely to develop allergies when there’s a family history of eczema, hay fever or other allergic diseases.
Foods that are known to cause allergic reactions include:
- other nuts
- wheat-based foods and others cereal foods containing gluten, such as barley and rye
- seeds, particularly sesame
- fish and shellfish
- cow’s milk.
If you are concerned that your baby may develop an allergy it’s a good idea to introduce these foods one at a time, starting with a small amount, so any reaction can be easily identified.
Peanuts and allergies in the family
Children with eczema or food allergies, or with a history of allergy in the immediate family (mother, father, siblings), have a higher risk of developing a peanut allergy. Talk to your GP, health visitor or midwife before giving peanuts or food containing peanuts for the first time.