Mothering Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
171 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Did the American Academy of Pediatrics come out very recently with a statement about the "order" of solid introduction, saying that other than honey, everything can be introduced from the start? Or am I so sleep deprived now that Im making up things?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,225 Posts
L0L, I'm not surprised. Those organizations are just about the Last place to take advice!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,347 Posts
actually they did some studies and found that introducing allergenic foods earlier (6 months +) caused less instance of allergies than holding off. so yeah, they AAP did change their stance on that. unless there is family history of allergies.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
171 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
LadyCatherine: THe one i had heard included kids with family history of allergies (I have tons of allergies, that's why i was surprised and a little confused... im trying to go back to read the details, but i just can't find it anywhere)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,414 Posts
"Current evidence is insufficient to document a significant protective effect of maternal dietary restrictions during pregnancy or lactation. Nor is there sufficient evidence that any dietary intervention after 4-6 months of age prevents allergic disease. This includes delaying the introduction of complementary foods."

From an AAP press release in January of 2008. It's found under the heading "BREASTFEEDING, NON-MILK FORMULA MAY DELAY OR PREVENT ATOPIC DISEASE" at the link here: http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/jan08studies.htm
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top