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Can I Reduce My Baby’s Risk Of Celiac Disease?

Many mothers are told that by simply breastfeeding until their baby is ready for solids (around 4–6 months of age), and then introducing foods containing gluten (wheat, rye, or barley), they can help prevent celiac disease. In fact, baby gooroo... more

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Allergic Trick-or-Treaters Head To Homes With Teal Pumpkins

Orange and black are the traditional colors of Halloween, but this year you may want to consider adding some teal to the mix. A U.S.-based advocacy group is encouraging families to display teal pumpkins as a sign of welcome and... more

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Do I Need To Follow A Special Diet While Breastfeeding?

Do I need to change what I eat when I breastfeed? Do I need to avoid certain foods? more

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Practice Makes Perfect For Response To Anaphylaxis

Seconds count in responding to anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction with rapid onset that may result in death unless treated quickly with an injection of epinephrine. It may sound dramatic but there are no embellishments here. In fact, after a... more

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Early Introduction Of Solids Lowers Celiac Risk

If childhood obesity rates aren’t evidence enough to convince parents of the importance of infant feeding, the results of a recent study may do the trick. A group of Swedish researchers found that early introduction of small amounts of gluten-containing... more

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Understanding Food Allergies

What do peanuts, cow’s milk, and shellfish have in common? They are among the eight foods (see them here) that account for 90 percent of all food allergies—a disease that experts say is on the rise. According to a recent... more

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Peanut Allergy Primer

August 2011, a 15-year-old boy from Lawrenceville, Georgia took a bite of a cookie, unaware that it contained peanuts. Within seconds his throat began to swell. Despite a history of peanut allergy, he had forgotten to carry his rescue medicine... more

Can I Eat Peanuts If I Am Breastfeeding?

Can a mother eat peanuts and breastfeed without worrying about her baby developing a peanut allergy? more

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Is Your Child Allergic?

What is a food allergy? A food allergy is an immune system response to something the body ingests—that something is called an allergen. If your body thinks the allergen is harmful it creates antibodies to fight it. A food intolerance... more

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Common Food Allergies

Does your child have a food allergy? Read on to learn about allergies, how common they are in children, symptoms, and more. more