DD is 4 months old, wasn't planning on weaning until 6 months as per UK guidelines. I don't live in the UK though, and one of my friends with baby the same age said that here advice is to introduce gluten between 4 and 6 months, in case of allergies . Has anyone heard of this? Obviously it is exact opposite to UK guidelines (unless they have changed since I weaned DD1).
Anyone know how I could read up on evidence behind the advice. I do plan to ask the doctor but there is a bit of a language barrier, so would prefer to read about the subject before discussing it.
Of course it could be that my friend has got the advice wrong...
Interesting. I don't have experience of the same siuation but my friends DH is celiac (sp?) and she did not introduce gluten to her DDs diet until she was 1 in case of reactions, so the opposite thing.
I avoided bread and cereals with gluten in until 6 months - before that I gave fruits, veg, baby rice (I started dd at 4 months and ds at 5 1/2 months). I started meat, dairy, pasta, bread/toast, etc when they were 6 months old as per the guidelines. You would need to read the packaging to see if a particular food was gluten free or not - things like oats, wheat, pasta, noodles, weetabix, etc will contain gluten