Australian parents should be feeding eggs and peanuts to their children in the first year of their lives to prevent allergies.
New advice from the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) says the foods, previously avoided, now need to be included in the diets of infants.
According to an abstract of the MJA report, eggs and peanuts should be introduced when the infant is between the ages of four months and one year, reports 9 news.
The MJA said the advice is not “a strict window” of introduction but rather a recommendation not to delay the introduction of solid foods beyond 12 months of age. Parents had previously been advised not to expose their children to eggs and peanuts before they turned one.
It is hoped the inclusion of the food will help build a child’s tolerance so they won’t develop allergies later in life.
Parents should consult with their doctor before making changes to their child’s diet.
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