Our son, Liam, suffers with a pediatric feeding disorder called Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, or ARFID. Because of this, it has always been a struggle to get calories and different flavors into his diet. He is almost 5, but we struggle daily.
We went to Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, MD for a 6 week intense feeding program where we made progress in his feeding. This is something, however, that isn’t a quick fix. We have to work daily on expanding his diet and ensure that he gets the nutrients he needs. I am thankful for PediaSmart for helping Liam to get what he needs for daily nourishment.
This means that in addition, we’ve never been able to safely introduce certain potential allergens like peanuts into his diet. We’ve been trying to find something that would help him to experience these flavors and ensure that we expose him to potential allergens.
Lil Mixins powder has come in handy as we explore these new flavors in Liam’s diet. He is finally eating something more than vanilla yogurt and we are onto mashed bananas. This peanut powder mixes in really well and adds some calories and flavor for him.
Made with 100% organic peanuts, Lil Mixins Infant Peanut Powder helps moms follow the AAP guidelines for early peanut introduction. The goal is to introduce this at 4-6 months into your child’s diet but with Liam’s feeding disorder, that didn’t work for us. However, I love that I can still use this to our advantage at almost 5 years old.
This powder can be used with any baby food such as purees, mashed bananas, apple sauce, and more. It contains zero sugar and no salt, additives, or GMOs. One jar will last until your baby is old enough to safely eat peanut butter. A jar of Lil Mixins Infant Peanut Powder typically retails for $24.99.
Early Introduction is Key
My sister just had a little one a few months ago, so I’ve passed this along to her so that she can use this with her daughter. Food allergies are something that I never really understood. However, I now know that we can aim and preventing them with things like early introduction with Lil Mixins. This product contains ONE ingredient – 100% organic peanuts, so you can’t go wrong!