When should gluten be introduced into the diet of an infant?

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Research suggests that introducing gluten within the first few months can greatly increase the risk for celiac disease later in life. However there is also research suggesting that introducing gluten too late also increases risk of celiac disease. Right now there is no conclusive research that has determined when the best time to introduce gluten into the diet is to prevent celiac disease from developing. Be sure to always get the support of your pediatrician or dietitian to make sure your baby is getting the nutrients he or she needs.