Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

mother feeding babyIf 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:

Nip Allergies in the Bub

Allergy Prevention Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

ASCIA Information on how to introduce solid foods to babies for allergy prevention

Content updated December 2019

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IN AN EMERGENCY

If you are having an allergic reaction follow advice on your ASCIA Action Plan.

If in doubt, give the Anapen® or EpiPen®.

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