Circle of Clinical and Biological Investigations in Food Allergy


> Infant's food diversification
Children without any
atopic risk
Children with
atopic risk*
0-4 months • Breast feeding ++
or infant milk
0-6 months • Breast feading
or hypoallergenic milk (HA)
From 4-5 months onwards • Infantile cereals or gluten-free meals
• Vegetables and fruit later on (with spoon or in juice)
From 4-5 months onwards • Hypoallergenic milk (HA) 2nd age
• Vegetables** except garden peas ans celeriac
• Fruit (with spoon or in juice) except exotic fruit***
6-7 mois • Milk products
• Meat
• Gluten-free cereals
• Potatoes

• Cheese
• Egg
• Fish

From 6 months onwards • Milk 2nd age and unflavoured milk products
• Infantile cereals or gluten-free meals without vanilla and nuts
• Potatoes
• Thoroughly boiled meat (lamb, rabbit, duck, pork)
8-12 months • Bread
• Biscuits
• Small pastas, semolina
• Vegetable oils and butter
9-12 months • Gluten-free cereals
• Thoroughly baked, unfloured white bread
• Other kinds of meat (veal, beef, turkey, chicken)
• Olive, sunflower, rapeseed oils, butter
• AOC cheese
From 12 months onwards • Growth milk
(or full-cream milk)
From 12 months onwards • Fish
• Eggs and biscuits
• Small pastas, semolina
• Grouth milk
(or full-cream milk)
15-18 months • Pastas and rice
• Other kinds of starchy food
15-18 months • Pastas and rice
• Other kinds of starchy food
Beverage • Water, the only essential drink for children   • No drinks made of plants

* the atopic risk is defined by the existence of one or several allergic symptoms (asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, or food allergy) by parents or in the family.

** Introduce one vegetable after the other, beginning with carrots, French beans, zucchinis, artichokes, broccolis, cauliflower, aubergines, leek…

*** Introduce one fruit after the other and begin with apple, pear, peach, apricot, quince, prune, red fruit, excepting exotic fruit (banana, kiwi, passion fruit, ananas, mango, litchi…).

NB : It is not advisable to give dried nuts before 6 years of age. There exists a risk of inhaling peanuts.

January 2003
Vol n° 2
mars 2003

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