GSL Research Assistant Maxwell Tran recently authored a study in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, titled "Timing of food introduction and development of food sensitization in a prospective birth cohort." The aim of the project was to use data from a Canadian birth cohort (the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development, or CHILD, Study) to assess the effects of timing of food introduction. The authors discovered that "avoiding cow's milk products increased the risk of cow's milk sensitization by four-fold, and avoiding egg and peanut increased the risk of egg and peanut sensitization, respectively, by two-fold." The study's findings support new infant feeding guidelines which promote the introduction of foods between 4-6 months of age, and the overall paradigm shift from avoidance to early introduction of potentially allergenic foods. Read more here.
June 14, 2017