The following the latest observation based on the studies of Nwaru, B.I. et al (2013):
1. Early introduction of wheat, rye, oats, barley, fish and eggs decrease the risk for asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic ensitization in childhood.
2. Longer duration of breast feeding, but not exclusive breast feeding was protective against development of non-allergic asthma.
The following is the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Exclusive breast feeding for four to six months; follow it with introduction of complementary foods.
We suggest based on the current findings published by the researchers, to stay with exclusive breast feeding for the first four months, followed by all other foods during the first year along with continuing breast feeding.