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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
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
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
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
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