The main take away of the study is that it most likely doesn't matter when gluten is introduced to a child. It might be reasonable in children with a high risk of celiac disease to check their genotype. Based on genotype and high risk assessment, it might be beneficial to delay gluten introduction to prevent any damage from happening. Breast feeding is still recommending for mothers who have celiac disease because of the benefits for both the infant and the mother.
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Dr. Absah is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic.