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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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