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Allergy Prevention

If you feed the most common allergy causing foods to your baby (infant) by 12 months of age, this may reduce the chance of your child developing food allergy. These foods include egg, peanut, cow’s milk (dairy), tree nuts, soy, sesame, wheat, fish, and other seafood. Solid foods can be introduced to your child around six months of age (not before four months), and when they are ready, whilst continuing to breastfeed, if possible,  It is important to feed these foods to your child regularly (twice weekly), as part of a varied diet, as trying a food and then not giving it regularly may result in food allergy development.

Click on the links below for more information 

Fast Facts about Introducing Foods and Allergy Prevention 

Infant feeding and allergy prevention -short animated videos about allergy prevention - National Allergy Council  initiatives 

Allergy Prevention FAQ  

How to Introduce Solid Foods for Allergy Prevention FAQ  

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Allergy Prevention QR Code

Further Information
Nip allergies in the Bub - a National Allergy Council  program which includes information about preventing food allergy 

Webpage updated February 2024