Allergenic Foods Should Be Introduced to Infants Early
Although the evidence shows that allergenic foods — including peanuts, eggs, and milk — should be introduced in the first year of life, guidelines are lagging behind, said an allergist speaking here at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. Official guidelines to be issued early in 2017 will address only peanuts, recommending introduction when children are 4 to 6 months of age.
@ajaad Even if this is due to reverse causation — those at highest risk of food allergies are the ones most likely to avoid allergenic foods, such as peanut, egg, and cow's milk — the timely introduction of solids that are allergenic is unlikely to be harmful. There is now a large body of observation and trial data for other foods, including egg, that show that delaying the introduction of allergenic solids increases the risk of those particular food allergies