A Position Paper by the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) – Gluten Introduction and the Risk of Coeliac Disease:
Gluten may be introduced into the infant’s diet anytime between 4 and 12 completed months of age. In children at high risk for CD, earlier introduction of gluten (4 vs 6 months or 6 vs 12 months) is associated with earlier development of CD autoimmunity (defined as positive serology) and CD, but the cumulative incidence of each in later childhood is similar.
Similar to the findings for allergens and the recommendations to introduce foods to kids earlier. (i.e., earlier introduction of foods does not increase the likelihood of allergy to that food.)