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Study Supports AAP Allergy Prevention Recommendations

A study published in Pediatrics on November 18, 2013, supports the current American Academy of Pediatrics' allergy prevention recommendations to not introduce solids before 4 to 6 months of age.

 

The study found the delay of the introduction of solids until at least age 17 weeks was correlated with a reduced likelihood of allergies.  Infants who were introduced to foods at a younger age â‰Ī16 weeks had a higher incidence of allergy.

 

The study also confirmed that continued breastfeeding when cow's milk protein is introduced to infants' diets is correlated with a reduced likelihood of food allergies.

 

Read more from Doctors Lounge: http://www.doctorslounge.com/index.php/news/pb/42496

 

Abstract in Pediatricshttp://pediatrics.aappublicati...s.2012-3692.abstract

 

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