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Study design: Secondary analysis of data from the Enquiring about Tolerance (EAT) trial. A non-blinded, randomised controlled trial. The primary outcome of the EAT trial was the prevalence of challenge proven food allergy to one of the 6 allergic foods.1
Setting: Healthy, term babies who were initially exclusively breast fed were recruited from the general population in England or Wales by advertising.
Patients: 1303 infants were randomised.
Intervention: The early introduction group (EIG) were first given food from 3 months of age. The standard introduction group continued exclusive breast feeding until 6 months of age, with introduction of food after this.
Patient follow-up: Families completed the Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire on 15 occasions between enrolment and 3 years of age. They completed a maternal quality of life tool three times during the study period.
Outcomes: Sleep outcomes were a secondary outcome of the EAT trial. The time spent …
Contributors RD wrote the abstract and commentary.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
Patient consent for publication Not required.