What the Doc Says


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology recommends that you feed a child allergenic food—if the family eats it—right away after the child begins to eat solid food. That recommendation, which was issued in 2012, replaces one from American Academy of Pediatrics that parents of today’s young adults grew up following—that parents wait 1 year before introducing cow’s milk, 2 years before giving eggs, and 3 years before giving peanuts, tree nuts and fish.