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Monitoring changes in infant feeding practices after changes to guidelines for food allergy prevention

Rachel L Peters and Kirsten P Perrett
Med J Aust 2020; 212 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50535
Published online: 6 April 2020

It may soon be possible to reverse the increase in food allergy of the past few decades

IgE‐mediated food allergy is a significant public health problem in many countries, and its prevalence in Australia is the highest of any country.1 As no curative treatments are available in routine practice, effective prevention strategies are essential for managing the increasing burden. Modifying infant feeding practices has emerged as a key approach.

  • Rachel L Peters1,2
  • Kirsten P Perrett1,2,3

  • 1 Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC

Correspondence: rachel.peters@mcri.edu.au

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