Health Professionals

Infant feeding advice

ASCIA provides advice on breastfeeding and introduction of solid foods to infants in order to prevent or minimise development of allergies.

The reason for the continued rise in allergic diseases in developed countries is complex and research in this area is ongoing. Although children with a family history of allergy are at higher risk of allergy, many children with no family history of allergy also develop allergy. Many previous allergy prevention strategies have been ineffective, including delayed introduction of allergenic foods.

Read about ASCIA Infant Feeding Advice on the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website.

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