Late introduction of foods may provoke allergies

November 30, 2013 5:20 pm

Current dogma suggests avoidance of allergenic foods in infants from high allergy risk families.  New evidence now suggests that the late introduction (after 6 months of age) of allergenic foods such as fish, egg, cow’s milk, cereals and potato may increase the risk of developing asthma and allergic diseases.  All very confusing for the medical fraternity as what to advise for high allergy risk infants..

Reference: Nwaru B, Craig L, Allan K et al. Breastfeeding and introduction of complementary foods during infancy in relation to the risk of asthma and atopic diseases up to 10 years. Clin Exp Allergy 2013 (43) 1263-1273

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