I am currently weaning my 7 nearly 8 month old and I know I need to introduce allergens early and I have introduced most things now and has seemed fine. However, I’ve not yet introduced nuts....I am myself a nut allergy sufferer and I know her chances of being allergic are increased.....I’m very very anxious about the whole thing. I’ve spoken to a doctor who was as usual, incredibly unhelpful & just basically sent me a leaflet telling me stuff I already know 🙄....I mean....what would I do if she had a reaction?....rush her the 20min journey to hospital while she swells and chokes? Should I have infant antihistamine on hand?
A friend told me she heard that you could go to hospital and have the allergen introduced under controlled conditions? Has anyone heard of this or experienced it?
Are there any fellow allergy suffering mums who have had the same concerns? Should I go back and speak to a different doctor? Or should I skip that and phone allergy helpline?(is this the sort of thing I can phone them for?
Any advice appreciated x