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    Default Re: She *REALLY* likes her bananas...

    The yolk is not allergenic. Eggs are high in iron and fat and things babies need. It has been a traditional first food for generations.

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    Because of the fact that many children tend to be allergic to egg whites, doctors advise that you avoid egg whites altogether for the first year. If there is a family history of food allergy, then it might be worth excluding egg whites from your baby's diet for the first 2 years.

    Well cooked egg yolk, however, can be given to your baby from 6 months of age - although you may want to wait on egg yolk, too, if there is a family history of allergy. The easiest way to separate the yolk from the white is to hard boil the egg, then simply remove the yolk. Alternatively, you can crack a raw egg into two, then tip the yolk back and forth between the shell halves, allowing the white to drain into a cup. However, some traces of egg white may remain and even tiny traces can lead to a severe reaction in an allergic baby.

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    I had heard that boiling them first and then peeling off the white is a good way to ensure there is none left on the yolk. Makes sense to me.

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    Default Re: She *REALLY* likes her bananas...

    Quote Originally Posted by karinamillanao View Post
    I beg to differ with the egg issue. Eggs are HIGHLY ALLERGENIC!!! and allergic reactions to egg are quite severe, that is why they are recommended after the first year, specially the whites (the proteins in the whites contain allergens...)....and it is practically imposible to separate the yolks from the whites completely.

    So I would wait until giving eggs, certainly NOT A FIRST FOOD.
    Our pedi said absolutely NO eggs until after a year old, later if we can hold it off!


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    Default Re: She *REALLY* likes her bananas...

    As the pp said Bananas are consitpating. Have you tried prunes? My LO Loved the Gerber Organic Puree prunes and still eats them from time to time. Also, coconut milk is a natural "get you going" food. It is also very high in fat which out LO's need.
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    Default Re: She *REALLY* likes her bananas...

    Quote Originally Posted by healthymama View Post
    I had heard that boiling them first and then peeling off the white is a good way to ensure there is none left on the yolk. Makes sense to me.
    There is ALWAYS chance of cross contamination.

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