Weaning beyond peanut – part 2

Carina Venter and Rosan Meyer

Weaning: Points to take into account when introducing other allergens
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This is a tricky topic. There are currently no specific guidelines on the introduction of allergens other than peanut. We base the following information on our own clinical experience; taking into account the NIAID guidelines. In order to explain introduction of the other allergens, let us revisit the groups identified by the NIAID guidelines:

Group 1: Infants with severe eczema, egg allergy or both.

Group 2: Infants with mild to moderate eczema.

Group 3: Infants with no eczema or food allergies

WE NEED TO EMPHASISE:

If your baby or child has any other type of food allergy other than peanut and egg, we suggest you consult your doctor before weaning onto other allergens/foods.

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Further reading: ASCIA guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention and EAACI food allergy and anaphylaxis guidelines: Primary prevention of food allergy

 

Published by carinaventeronline

Allergy Specialist Dietitian/Chair International Network of Diet and Nutrition in Allergy/Fellow of the British Dietetic Association/Always learning, writing and teaching/Always another question

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