This article is from the Solid Food for Infants FAQ, by David M. Poduska email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
From: Gefferie Madera <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This maybe common knowledge, but I certainly didn't know about it at
the time, and that is not to feed eggwhites to babies until they are
at least a year old. (Check w/ the pediatrician for the recommended
When Brittney was 7 MO, and I was experimenting w/ new foods to feed
her, so I beated an egg, and added in some chicken broth, and steamed
it for about 20 minutes, and waited for it to cool before giving it
to her. She loved it, but within 10 minutes of eating the first bite,
she broke out in a terrible rash. Luckily I was able to get a hold of
our pediatrician immediately, who noted it must be an allergy to
eggwhites, and recommended some Benedryl. The Benedryl took care
of the rash in about two hours, but it sure had me in a frenzy for
those two hours.
I didn't give her any eggwhites again until she was about 15 MO, just
to be on the safe side. She still loves the steam egg dish though.