The National Allergy Strategy
yesterday launched the national roll out of the Food Allergy Prevention Project
, known as Nip Allergies in the Bub.
The project aims to:
Encourage parents to introduce the common allergy causing foods to their baby within the first year of life;
Provide information and support to help parents feed their baby the common allergy causing foods;
Provide an information and support line to help answer any questions parents may have about feeding their baby the common allergy causing foods, including questions from health professionals;
Provide information and support to help parents manage their babys eczema to help prevent food allergy developing;
Provide information and support for health professionals about current infant feeding recommendations to prevent babies developing food allergy;
Provide information and support for health professionals about optimising eczema management to prevent food allergy developing;
Provide answers to frequently asked questions about how to prevent food allergy.
In so doing, the project will also help parents, educators and allied health professionals to implement the ASCIA guidelines for infant feeding ...