Journal article

Earlier ingestion of peanut after changes to infant feeding guidelines: The EarlyNuts study

Victoria X Soriano, Rachel L Peters, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Shyamali C Dharmage, Kirsten P Perrett, Michael J Field, Andrew Knox, Dean Tey, Sasha Odoi, Grace Gell, Beatriz Camesella Perez, Katrina J Allen, Lyle C Gurrin, Jennifer J Koplin

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials demonstrate that timely introduction of peanut to infants reduces the risk of peanut allergy. However, much debate remains regarding how to best achieve earlier peanut introduction at the population level. Our previous study in 2007-2011 (HealthNuts, n = 5300) indicated that few infants were consuming peanut in the first year. Australian infant feeding guidelines were updated in 2016 to recommend introducing peanut before 12 months for all infants. There were no data available on the subsequent effect on peanut introduction or peanut reactions. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the consequences of a nonscreening approach to allergenic food introduction i..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Program. V.X.S. is supported by a PhD scholarship from the NHMRC-funded Centre for Food and Allergy Research (CFAR).