The British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology ‘s Paediatric Allergy Group (PAG) and the Food Allergy Specialist Group (FASG) of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) have developed guidance for UK Healthcare Professionals on preventing food allergy in higher risk infants. This includes advice on the earlier introduction of potential allergenic foods into the infant diet to reduce the risk of food allergy.
This is guidance, not a guideline and is designed to provide practical advice on implementing the evidence available from the EAT, LEAP and other studies. The guidance complements the recent review and joint statement from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) and the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in food, Consumer products and the Environment (cot) – “Assessing the health benefits and risks of the introduction of peanut and hen’s egg into the infant diet before six months of age in the UK, which acknowledge that targeted advice may be appropriate for infants at higher risk of developing food allergy.
The Early Feeding Guidance for Healthcare Professional can be accessed here.
A summary of the guidance can be accessed here.