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    What is the latest advice regarding the introduction of solids and the prevention of eczema?

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    The role of the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc (EAA) is to be a supportive body for eczema sufferers and carers, to increase public awareness … View Profile

    The latest advice on introducing solids is to take it slowly - one thing at a time.
    You can still stick to the guidelines for babies without eczema - but instead of introducing a food at say 5 months - wait another month - and this goes for all solids.
    This delay is quite important because these babies with eczema seem to have a slightly less mature digestion system which eventually catches up to being ‘normal’ when they older. However, introducing food more slowly gives their immature digestions a chance to cope more effectively while they are babies.

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