Interview with Dr. Elissa Abrams, Pediatric Allergist Immunologist with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Guidelines used to recommend that parents avoid feeding their infants common allergenic foods in their first year, but expert advice has recently changed. Emerging evidence from randomized controlled trials suggests that early introduction of allergenic foods, particularly peanut, is protective against the development of food allergy. Dr. Abrams and her co-author Dr. Allan Becker discuss the updated recommendations in their analysis article in the CMAJ (subscription required) that examines food introduction and allergy prevention in infants.
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