Update on Allergy Prevention in Infants
Recently published studies do not support the delayed introduction of potentially allergenic foods nor the use of partially hydrolysed formula for allergy prevention in infants.
ASCIA Guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention and information on how to introduce solid foods to infants were released on 18 May 2016 on the ASCIA website:
These documents reflect the findings of recent studies and combine the information from the previous ASCIA Infant Feeding Advice and ASCIA Guidelines for Allergy Prevention.
The Guidelines also include 3 revised recommendations, based on a consensus agreement by participants in the Centre for Food & Allergy Research (CFAR) Infant Feeding Guidelines Summit, hosted by Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) on Friday 13th May 2016.
This Summit resulted in consensus, as reported in Health Matters:
Content updated 19 May 2016