Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
If you have a family history of allergic conditions, it makes sense to try and reduce the risk of your children developing allergic diseases.
There are some simple steps you can take:
Don’t smoke during pregnancy;
Breast feed your baby for at least six months, if possible;
Delay the introduction of infant formula or solid foods until the child is 4-6 months of age;
Introduce foods one at a time in small portions, waiting 2-3 days before introducing another new food.
For more information on prevention and feeding see:
Allergy Prevention Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
ASCIA Information on how to introduce solid foods to babies for allergy prevention
Content updated December 2019