Withholding foods in infancy may actually trigger allergies

August 15, 2014 8:34 am

Current advice is to avoid allergenic foods in infants from high allergy-risk families.  New evidence suggests that late introduction (after 6 months of age) of allergenic foods such as cod fish, hen’s egg, cow’s milk, cereals and potato may actually increase the risk of developing asthma and allergic diseases.  All very confusing to the medical fraternity, who have been advising strict avoidance all these years.  What should we now be advising our high allergy-risk families?

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