Allergy

Year Published: 2018

Journal

Paediatr Child Health

Authors

Abrams E, Hildebrand K, Blair B, Chan ES

Methods

This article reviews the current recommendations for introducing food allergens like peanuts to high risk infants.

Key Findings

" For infants at high risk for allergic disease, it is now recommended that commonly allergenic solids be introduced at around 6 months of age, but not before 4 months of age, and guided by the infant's developmental readiness for food. Continued breastfeeding should be encouraged and supported because of its many health benefits."