Timing of first intake of solid food tied to food allergy

11/18/2013 | DailyRx.com

Introduction to solid food before 4 months of age was associated with greater likelihood of having food allergies compared with later intake of solids, according to a U.K. study in the journal Pediatrics. Egg and cow's milk protein were the most common food allergies, and eczema and vomiting were the most frequently reported allergic reactions. Continued breast-feeding while being introduced to solid food was linked to a lower food allergy risk, researchers said.

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