Early Solid Food Introduction: Role in Food Allergy Prevention and Implications for Breastfeeding

      Food allergy is estimated to affect 2%-10% of the population worldwide.
      • Chafen J.J.
      • Newberry S.J.
      • Riedl M.A.
      • Bravata D.M.
      • Maglione M.
      • Suttorp M.J.
      • et al.
      Diagnosing and managing common food allergies: a systematic review.
      The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an increase in food allergy prevalence in the US from 3.4% to 5.1% between 1997 and 2011.
      • Jackson K.D.
      • Howie L.D.
      • Akinbami L.J.
      Trends in allergic conditions among children: United States, 1997-2011.
      As a result, the focus in food allergy research has shifted from treatment to prevention.
      • Jackson K.D.
      • Howie L.D.
      • Akinbami L.J.
      Trends in allergic conditions among children: United States, 1997-2011.

      Keywords

      Abbreviations:

      AAP ( American Academy of Pediatrics), CPS ( Canadian Paediatric Society), EAT ( Enquiring About Tolerance), LEAP ( Learning Early About Peanut), NNT ( Number needed to treat), SPT ( Skin prick test), WHO ( World Health Organization)
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