My daughter is allergic to eggs (whites and whole egg) and mildly allergic to peanuts. How should I be handling introducing new foods, particularly the allergenic ones, to her baby brother? Is he more at risk for allergies because she has some? Should I have him tested before introducing the big ones (dairy, eggs, nuts, etc.)? We have a pediatrician's visit on Thursday so it would be good if I were prepared with some questions.
On a side note... my mom fed him Cream of Wheat (made with milk) the other day, and he had a reaction to it - turned red everywhere it touched him - around the outside of his mouth, his hands... so should I be figuring he's either allergic to the wheat or the milk or both? This is the same kind of reaction that alerted me to my daughter's egg allergy. My poor mom... her Dad died two weeks ago, and she just wasn't thinking when she gave it to him... said he really, really wanted a bite....
Thanks for any words of wisdom!