Health Tip: Minimizing Food Allergies07/07/14
(HealthDay News) -- The way you feed your child has a
significant impact during the child's early years on the child's
risk for developing a food allergy, experts say.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests how to reduce a
child's risk of food allergies:
- If possible, breast-feed infants to at least 4 months of
- Don't feed your infant solid food before at least age 4
- Withholding foods known to cause allergies isn't known to
affect allergy risk.
- Call the pediatrician at once if your child seems to have an
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