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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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Infant Feeding & Prevention Of Food Allergy

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

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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

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

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Understanding Galactosemia

Galactosemia is a rare metabolic disorder passed through genes from parents to their children. Galactosemia occurs in approximately 1 in 60,000 births in the United States (U.S.). Children with galactosemia are unable to breakdown (metabolize) galactose, a simple sugar. Galactose... more

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Feeding Babies Cow’s Milk-Based Formula May Reduce Risk For Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy—But, At What Cost?

At a time when health care organizations are struggling to increase breastfeeding rates—particularly rates of exclusivity—it seems unconscionable for researchers to suggest that breastfed babies be given cow’s milk-based formula during the first 14 days after birth simply as a... more