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Early introduction of allergenic food is not associated with increased report of wheeze or eczema
  1. Arne Høst
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Hans Christian Andersen Children's Hospital, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
  1. Correspondence to Arne Høst
    Department of Paediatrics, Hans Christian Andersen Children's Hospital, Odense University Hospital, Sdr. Boulevard 29, Odense 5000, Denmark; arne.host{at}ouh.regionsyddanmark.dk

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Previously, many non-evidence-based recommendations have been made regarding delayed introduction of so-called allergenic foods such as cow's milk protein, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and gluten. Tromp et al examined whether the timing of introduction of these foods in infancy is associated with eczema and wheezing in children 4 years of age or younger in a comprehensive population-based prospective cohort study of newborns followed up to 4 years of age.1

Recently, the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) published a commentary on complementary feeding that recommends delaying introduction of solid foods until the child is 4–6 months of age; the …

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