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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