So my 7mth old has been crawling around for about a month and a few weeks ago managed to get his little mittens on his big brother’s (big bro is 2) toast that was covered in Strawberry Jam. A few hrs later I notice bite like marks on his legs, thinking he had something in his cot I franticly changed all the bedding replaced his waterproof cover and put him back to bed, When he woke the marks covered both legs and arms, I decided to consult my mum and during our phone conversation put it down to a reaction to the Strawberries. The hives continued to break out over the next few days. I decided I’d take him to the doctor to gert him check over. I’m in two minds who to believe. The doctor persisted I continue to allow my son to try food containing strawberries increasing the amount of strawberries every time, my gut was telling me the whole time NO so listening to my gut I gave all the strawberry yoghurts, dessert and foods containing strawberries to my 2yr old. I’m very happy I went with my gut over the doctor as he hasn’t had the slightest breakout since cutting this out of his daily meal. this just proves that more often than not mothers really do know best :o)

Posted by flicky84, 8th April 2013

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  • Hives can get very sore, then burst. I remember having a huge one on two occasions that came up on my knee, my knee became very swollen before the hive actually burst. The Dr. worked out it was eating too many oranges. It happened to a lesser extent a few times. The skin on my knee got inflamed. I had to stay from oranges for awhile then was able to have some with no side-effects at all. Strawberries effect people in different ways. My cousin loved strawberries but got a mouthful of ulcers every time she ate any, she got quite sick as her mouth was too sore to eat or drink, she had to go to hospital to be rehydrated.. Even now after so many years she still has problems if she eats any or her other food comes into contact with them at all..


  • I think you missed the point the doctor was trying to make – yes your baby had a reaction so slowly build up his tolerance. Otherwise you will be avoiding strawberries forever. You can only do this for moderate allergies not ones that are life threatening.


  • I think the Dr was suggesting you keep feeding bub strawberry products to help him get over his allergy. It could have worked. Instead, he will probably be allergic for life


  • Well done Mum. Fantastic gut instinct


  • great exellent


  • Yeap going with you gut works, hope he grows out of it quickly


  • Always go on your gut instinct!


  • he will grow out of itt dont worry


  • Hopefully its something he will grow out of!


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