Infant food allergy: where are we now?

  title={Infant food allergy: where are we now?},
  author={Janice M. Joneja},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  volume={36 1 Suppl},
For many years, the prevailing maxim for prevention of food allergy in at-risk infants was to reduce allergic sensitization by avoiding exposure to highly allergenic foods until the baby's immune and digestive systems were sufficiently developed to cope with the allergen. Current thinking is completely different: exposure to food in the early stages of development may be the way to induce tolerance. Exclusive breastfeeding until 4-6 months, followed by introduction of complementary foods… CONTINUE READING