The “3-5 Days Between Meals” Farce
I couldn’t agree with that final quote extra! And from interactions with my college students, purchasers, friends and social media neighborhood, I do know firsthand that oldsters are routinely STILL being informed by their pediatrician to “wait 3-5 days earlier than attempting new meals”.
In my view, this entire 3-5 day “ready sport” is an outdated, pointless, and unsupported advice that solely instills worry in mother and father about attempting new meals with child.
As an alternative, mother and father and caregivers ought to be ENCOURAGED to introduce the wide range of meals, flavors, tastes and textures that we all know infants must turn into unbiased eaters, forestall choosy consuming AND forestall meals allergy symptoms.
And, if you wish to deliver widespread sense into the dialog – as Dr. Sunog factors out in his e book and through our interview, if a response goes to happen, it is going to be inside hours and never days following the ingestion of the offending meals.
5 days after your child has a strawberry, if his diaper appears totally different or there’s a brand new rash round his mouth – do you actually suppose it was the strawberry that prompted the “response”?
That’s not how reactions or the anaphylactic responses work, and I stand by Dr. Sunog’s efforts to assist shift pediatricians away from this outdated observe of recommending to attend 3-5 days between new meals.
(For extra data on how one can get your child to attempt 100 Meals Earlier than Turning One try my free on-line workshop “Child-Led Weaning for Rookies” right here.)