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  • How to use Ready, Set Food! for my baby?

    By: Jessica Huhn

How to use Ready, Set Food! for my baby?

By: Jessica Huhn

How to use Ready, Set Food! for my baby?

By: Jessica Huhn

Learn how Ready, Set, Food! Adapts to every family’s feeding routines and needs while making it easy to prevent 80% of food allergies. 

Thanks to landmark clinical studies and recent medical guidelines, we now know that feeding your baby peanut, egg, and milk early and often can help reduce your baby’s risk of developing an allergy to these foods by up to 80%.

  • Introduce early: Introduce peanut, egg, and milk starting as early as 4-6 months of age or the critical immune window.
  • Introduce often: Continue feeding baby these foods multiple times per week, for at least several months. 

Using Ready, Set, Food! to introduce peanut, egg, and milk is much easier and quicker than measuring out these foods yourself. Just pour a pre-measured packet of Ready, Set, Food! into breastmilk, formula, or food, and mix well. 

Ready, Set, Food! is designed for every family and adapts to every feeding routine, even if your baby is not yet ready for solid food, and even if your baby is a picky eater. 

Learn how to use Ready, Set, Food!: 
  • With a bottle of breastmilk or formula
  • With puree or other food
  • If your baby won’t take a bottle

Ready, Set, Food!: Making It Easy to Prevent 80% of Food Allergies 

Ready, Set, Food!’s gentle and safe daily system can be used by children 4 months to 1 year of age who do not already have a known food allergy to peanut, egg, and/or cow's milk. 

  • Stage 1: Start with stage 1 to slowly and safely introduce peanut, egg, and milk one at a time to your baby.
  • Stage 2: After finishing Stage 1, feed your baby Stage 2 for 6 months or until your baby is eating all 3 foods regularly in their diet.

(To further adapt to every family's needs, we offer a system with just peanut and egg for if your baby struggles to tolerate milk, and a system with peanut only for if your baby is sensitive to both milk and egg.)

How to use Ready, Set, Food! with a bottle of breastmilk or formula?

Ready, Set, Food! easily mixes with your baby’s bottle. By adding Ready, Set, Food! to a bottle of breastmilk or formula, you can start introducing peanut, egg, and milk as early as 4 months, even if your baby is not yet ready for solid food. 

If you decide to use Ready, Set, Food! in baby’s bottle of breastmilk or formula:

  • Mix Ready, Set, Food! into your baby’s bottle once per day.
  • Open one daily packet of Ready, Set, Food, and pour it directly into your baby’s bottle. Make sure to add all of the powder inside the packet. 
  • Tightly screw on the bottle cap, and shake the bottle for at least 5-10 seconds. Shaking helps ensure that Ready, Set, Food! dissolves completely into the breastmilk or formula.
  • Feed baby the bottle once Ready, Set, Food! has completely dissolved.
  • Don’t worry if baby doesn’t drink the entire bottle in one sitting. Baby only needs to drink 2-3 oz per day for Ready, Set, Food! to be effective, and you can always feed baby the rest later in the day.
  • Complete stage 1 to slowly and safely introduce each food one at a time to your baby.
  • After finishing Stage 1, continue with Stage 2 for 6 months or until your baby is eating all 3 foods regularly in their diet.

Watch our video for more on how to use Ready, Set, Food! with a bottle. 

Using Ready, Set, Food! with a bottle: Common FAQs

Is shaking breastmilk okay? I thought I wasn’t supposed to shake breastmilk, because it will lose its nutrients. It is a common misconception that shaking breast milk is harmful to the nutrients and that it is better to swirl. The truth is, there isn’t any evidence to support the claim that shaking is more harmful and that you should swirl breastmilk. 

What if the bottle nipple gets clogged? If you experience clumps and clogs at the nipple, you likely aren’t shaking the bottle hard enough. Try adding a little hot water and shake vigorously for 5-10 seconds to help. If you are breastfeeding and are worried you will damage the nutrients in your milk, don’t be. There is no published data to support the claim that shaking breast milk harms its nutrients. 

What size bottle nipples work best with Ready, Set, Food?  Our instructions note to use a level 2 nipple because doctors usually recommend that size for babies 4 months and older. However, you can still use a preemie nipple to give Ready, Set, Food!

How to use Ready, Set, Food! with puree or solids?

If you decide to use Ready, Set, Food! with puree, oatmeal, or other solids:

  • Mix a packet of Ready, Set, Food! with 2-3 oz of puree or food once per day.
  • Mix thoroughly until the powder dissolves completely.
  • Progress through stage 1 to slowly and safely introduce milk, egg, and peanut one at a time to your baby.
  • After finishing Stage 1, frequently feed your baby Stage 2 for 6 months or until your baby is eating all 3 foods regularly in their diet.

How to use Ready, Set, Food! with breastmilk or formula, if baby won’t take a bottle?

If your baby won't take a bottle, and isn’t ready for solid food, you can still give Ready, Set, Food! to your baby, even if you’re exclusively breastfeeding. At a minimum, you can add Ready, Set, Food! to 2-3 oz of breastmilk (or formula) once daily and it will still be effective. Even if you only have a small amount of breastmilk, rest assured it will be enough. If your baby still doesn't eat the full amount, you can try syringe feeding. You can also pick up where you left off later in the day, at the next mealtime.

Ready, Set, Food! - Designed for Every Family

We designed Ready, Set, Food! with every family in mind. Ready, Set, Food! adapts to every feeding routine, because it easily mixes with breastmilk, formula, or your baby’s favorite puree. Give your baby the best chance at food freedom with Ready, Set, Food!

 

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All health-related content on this website is for informational purposes only and does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always seek the advice of your own pediatrician in connection with any questions regarding your baby’s health.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If your infant has severe eczema, check with your infant’s healthcare provider before feeding foods containing ground peanuts.

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