Early Exposure to Allergenic Foods Reduces Risk of Later Allergies

Giving potentially allergenic foods at 3 months appears safe, reduces later food allergies

Clinical Question:

Does the introduction of potentially allergenic foods at age 3 months instead of 6 months have any benefits or harms?

Bottom Line:

This study provides reasonable evidence that the intake of potentially allergenic foods at 3 months in breast-fed infants is safe, and that it probably reduces the likelihood of a food allergy later in life. (LOE = 1b-)
Reference:
Perkin MR, Logan K, Tseng A, et al, for the EAT study team. Randomized trial of introduction of allergenic foods in breast-fed infants. N Engl J Med 2016;374(18):1733-1743.
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