5 key points in the new infant feeding guidelines

PAEDIATRICIANS have agreed that allergenic foods should be introduced as early as four months, ending years of conflicting advice about a timeline.

Allergists, paediatricians and lactation experts recently reached an agreement that will now be translated into new guidelines.

Here are five key points:

  • Solid foods should be introduced from 4-6 months;
  • These should include peanut butter, cooked egg, dairy and wheat products;
  • The advice applies to all babies, including those at high risk of allergy;
  • It's based on research showing that