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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> Early exposure to wheat leads to allergies? Don't give wheat until after 1 year.<br>
My 9 mos. old loves bread products and every bread product I make has whole wheat in it! What's up w/this? Is white flour better for him? Yuck.<br><br>
What are your experiences?<br>
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Whole wheat and white flour are equally allergeni, as far as I know. I've certainly never heard of anyone who was allergic to wheat who could eat refined white flour but not whole what. White flour just has all the nutritious parts of the flour taken out.<br><br>
I think we started introducing wheat products between 9 and 12 months...honestly, I don't really remember...we have no family history of any food allergies, so I wasn't super conservative about introducing new foods.
 

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I believe that it's the gluten (the protein) in the wheat that causes allergies. So, like pinky said, it doesn't matter whether it is refined or whole grain--they both have the same amount of gluten.<br>
I've not been too concerned about it since we have no family history of allergies. DD (12 months) has been eating my home-made whole wheat bread almost every day for a while now.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Thanks<br><br>
I'd just read some article stating how nutritious it is to give your one year old some peanut butter on a slice of white, not wheat, bread.<br><br>
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My little boys <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> whole wheat bread and biscuits.
 
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