This article is from the Solid Food for Infants FAQ, by David M. Poduska email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Grant Basham)
This won't be for everyone, but the folks in my family have all
had food allergies for as far back as anyone can remember. Since
Pam was going to an allergist (bee stings) when our first one
was born, we asked the allergist what would be best. Based on
that recommendation, all our babies have been only nursed for
the first year. We add non-alergenic foods during the second
year. We hold back nuts, citrus, fish..., the highly allergenic
stuff, the third year. After that, they eat what they want. I
don't have the food list at hand, but they are easy to get.
Pam likes nursing the babies and is a full time mom, so we can
do this. The kids do fine with it ( 7yrs, 4yrs, 7mo ); all have
thrived and are healthy and without apparent food allergies. By
the time they are a year old, adding food is not a problem. Cut
it up small and put it on their plate. They eat it (or not).
They keep nursing till they want to quit so you don't have to
worry about if they are getting a balanced diet. By the time
they quit nursing (in the second year for both of them) they are
"good" eaters. LaLeche league can give you info on this
approach if you want local support.