Could Introducing Solid Foods Earlier Reduce The Risk of Infant Allergies? Infant allergies are common, particularly in the Western world. While more frequent in babies who are bottle fed, allergies still affect two to three out of every 100 babies who are breastfed. They can be a nightmare to deal with and aren’t very pleasant for your little one either! Here we'll explore if introducing solid foods earlier can help reduce the risk of infant allergies.