Early-Introduction

Early-Introduction

Late introduction of eggs can make children vulnerable to egg allergy, it has been shown.

The world-first study by the University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute found babies given egg after 12 months of age were up to five times more likely to develop egg allergy as they grew older than infants introduced to egg at four to six months of age.

“Our study suggests that babies who ingest these foods at an earlier age may be less likely to develop food allergies as they grow older. It seems that early introduction of egg may protect against egg allergy , while delaying its introduction may put the child at increased risk of developing an allergy.”

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