Introduce allergenic foods earlier, advises new infant guidelines

After years of conflicting advice about avoiding allergenic food in infancy, paediatricians now say they should be introduced as early as four months.

New consensus guidelines agreed by Australian allergists, paediatricians and lactation experts recommend that solid foods be introduced from 4-6 months, and these should include peanut butter, cooked egg, dairy and wheat products.

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The advice applies to all babies, including