Introducing Egg to Your Baby

Introducing Egg to Your Baby

When it comes to feeding our little ones, the internet can be both a helpful resource and a breeding ground for misinformation and confusion.

Many parents have come across the suggestion that introducing the egg yolk first is less allergenic compared to the egg white. There is also a belief that the yolk is more nutrient dense while the white is lacking sufficient nutrition, leading to the recommendation to avoid it.

It is indeed accurate that the egg white contains more protein than the yolk. However, *if your child is allergic to any part of the egg, it is necessary to avoid the entire egg. *

While it's possible that the specific protein causing the allergy resides in the white, safely separating the white and yolk becomes impossible when allergies are a concern.

Based on extensive research, we do know that introducing allergens before 12 months of age may potentially reduce the risk of developing an allergy. *Therefore, the best course of action is to introduce the whole egg between 6-12 months.*

It is crucial to never give your child raw eggs, as they can harbor harmful bacteria that cooking eliminates.

At Taste Bubs, we offer egg sachet egg powder that contains the entire egg - both the white and the yolk. Our product contains no preservatives, salt, or sugar and prepared using a heat spray technique, it closely resembles a whole baked egg.

While you’re here it is important to debunk the myth that the egg white lacks value or is difficult to digest for your child. While the yolk and white do offer different nutrients, both contribute significantly to our bodies and are excellent additions to your baby's diet.

Eggs are packed with various vitamins and minerals, making them a valuable source of nutrition for your child's needs.

Lastly, let's not forget that separating the egg white from the yolk can be messy, time-consuming, and ultimately contributes to food waste.

So when introducing allergens, it is best to introduce the whole egg rather than separating the yolk and white. This approach eliminates unnecessary complications, confusion and ensures that your child receives the complete nutritional benefits of eggs.

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