Preventing Food Allergies

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Preventing Food Allergies
Thu, 11-21-2013 - 8:50am

Giving babies solid food while still breast-feeding, and waiting until 17 weeks to do so, might protect the infants from food allergies, British researchers say.

The overlap between starting solid foods while still breast-feeding teaches the immune system that food is safe and prevents food allergies, the researchers theorized.

"Mothers should continue to breast-feed beyond introducing solids into the diet so the immune system can benefit from the immunological factors in breast milk that educate the immune system," said lead researcher Kate Grimshaw, a research fellow and allergy specialist at the University of Southampton.

Breastfeeding When You Give Your Baby Solids May Prevent Allergies

Great information!  Anyone here following a similar plan?


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