heard on the radio this morning. New research suggests that national health standards and WHO recommendations may be out dated as food allergies in children are looking like they are not prevented by delaying the introduction of known allergenic foods such as eggs, peanuts and fish into the diet of babies. Additionally, reducing exposure to these foods looks like its increasing the liklihood of developing allergies to these foods due to lack of early 'immunity'. Breastmilk is the only food known to be associated with prevention of allergies. Well, knock me over with a feather (not). Maybe rising rates of allergies in the developed world is associated with rather low rates of breastfeeding and modern baby/food/hygiene paranoia.
Just my thoughts.
*couldnt find the published research paper with a quick look around PubMed. will do some more digging, im intrigued.