Infant allergy company Lil Mixins is ready to debut a first of its kind egg powder designed to safely introduce eggs to infants. It's believed that early and proper introduction to common foods that cause allergies can prevent food allergies from developing as children grow.
The all-natural egg powder is easily mixed into other foods then fed to your baby like normal. This new product makes its debut this week and was developed after the companies' successful peanut powder. Both the egg powder and peanut powder have the same goal: to properly introduce high-risk foods to babies with the goal of preventing common food allergies.
Food guidelines are constantly changing and the prevalence of food allergies in children has exploded in recent years. Understandably, parents are nervous to introduce high trigger food to their babies. The powders take the worry out of feeding peanuts, and now eggs, to your baby.
The powder is meant to be given in a two teaspoon serving three times a week. It can be mixed into formula, breastmilk, or pureed baby food. The small servings given over time will allow a child's body to get used to eggs so when they're ready to eat the actual food, they should be safe.
Lil Mixins was founded by Meenal Lele. She's a mother of two, one of whom has a food allergy. After her youngest son's diagnosis, she took matters into her own hands. she founded Lil mixins after doing extensive research on preventing food allergies with a goal of eliminating them in children.
She found two important pediatric studies called the Learning Early About Peanut Allergy and Enquiring About Tolerance, or LEAP and EAT for short. They both revealed some new data that suggested that early introduction to high allergen food is the key to preventing childhood food intolerance.
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Coming NEXT WEEK! 🥚🍳🥚🍳 Lil Mixins Egg Powder is finally here... and it goes with everything. Blend it into any baby food you already make or buy - it tastes great with carrots, applesauce, avocados - you name it! Our Infant Egg Powder will be launching Tuesday, and will be available to ship immediately. Stay tuned... 🥚 #lilmixins #infanteggpowder
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) agrees with all the new research and currently recommends early introduction as a way of prevention. Early introduction is especially important for children at a higher risk due to genetics.
Meenal wants to end the childhood food allergy epidemic and as someone who has been there, she has personal dedication. She can relate to all the moms who fear for their children's safety in case they accidentally eat something they shouldn't. She said, “All new moms want to do what is best, but the recommended guidelines are nearly impossible to follow.”
Recommendations have changed many times in the last few years. Lil Mixins is here to help us mom withs the most recent and to allow ways to safely introduce some of these foods early. Egg allergies are very common. They're actually more common than peanut allergies and part of the top nine most common allergic foods. As of now Lil Mixins only offers an egg and peanut powder, but we hope their line can expand to include other foods that most often pose a risk.
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• Repost from @momofzander • It’s FRI-YAY! Made some Banana-Peanut Butter smoothie for Zander with our @lilmixins! Wish I knew about this before, as I introduced Zander to peanut butter a little late already, but good thing he doesn’t have any allergies to it! —As The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be introduced to peanuts and other allergens starting at 4-6 months of age, @lilmixins peanut powder is designed to be safe for babies! I love that it doesn’t turn into a thick usual peanut butter consistency when mixed with milk or other food! Plus it’s made 100% organic and 0 sugar added! • • • Stay tuned as I will do a giveaway and one lucky winner will win a jar of @lilmixins! #lilmixins #organic #babyfoodrecipe #babyfoodideas