No parent wants her baby to have a food allergy, but it’s important that you know the signs of a baby food allergy, so that you act quickly to prevent it from getting worse. In this article, you will learn the basics of food allergies in babies, including symptoms of an allergic reaction, common foods that trigger allergies, and when to call 911.
Food allergies in children are on the rise. According to 2011 statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 5 percent of all children under age 18 have a food allergy. In 2000, only 3.5 percent of kids had food allergies.