An Australian Consensus on Infant Feeding Guidelines to Prevent Food Allergy: Outcomes From the Australian Infant Feeding Summit
Merryn J Netting, Dianne E Campbell, Jennifer J Koplin, Kathy M Beck, Grad Dip Nut Diet, Vicki McWilliam, Shyamali C Dharmage, Mimi LK Tang, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Susan L Prescott, Sandra Vale, Richard KS Loh, Maria Makrides, Katrina J Allen
JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY-IN PRACTICE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Infant feeding in the first postnatal year of life has an important role in an infant's risk of developing food allergy. Consumer infant feeding advice is diverse and lacks consistency. AIM: The Australian Infant Feeding Summit was held with the aim of achieving national consensus on the wording of guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention. METHODS: Two meetings were hosted by the Centre for Food and Allergy Research, the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, and the Australian National Allergy Strategy. The first meeting of 30 allergy researchers, clinicians, and consumers assessed the evidence. The second consensus meeting involved 46 expert stakeh..View full abstract
This work was supported by funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia. The study sponsors had no involvement in the study design, collection, analysis and interpretation of data, writing of the report, or decision to submit the article for publication.