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Allergy is caused by a sensitivity response of the immune system to an allergy-causing agent called an allergen. The first signs of allergy are itching and swelling on the skin surface or nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea if the allergen was swallowed. Some people are allergic to pollen grains or perfumes which lead to flu, a blocked nose and blocked respiratory system. You should know the specific substance your child is reacting to for better management of his or her allergy. You will learn more about the scientific ways of dealing with allergy in this section, including how to manage it and also how to prevent it.

What Options Do I Have If My Baby Is Allergic to Cow’s Milk Protein? Safety and Efficacy of a New Extensively Hydrolyzed Formula for Infants with Cow's Milk Protein Allergy

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Baby who is Allergic to Cow's Milk Protein

An allergy to cow’s milk protein is the main cause of childhood food allergies and is a predictive factor for other immunological diseases, such as rhinitis and asthma. Furthermore, previous studies have shown that children with allergies tend to grow less than healthy children, probably because they must eliminate several foods from their diets and…

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Does Prolonged Breastfeeding Help Prevent Asthma and Allergies? Effect of Prolonged and Exclusive Breastfeeding on Risk of Allergy and Asthma: Cluster Randomized Trial

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Scientific summaries related to parenting

Multiple clinical studies on the protective effects of breastfeeding against asthma and allergies have been conducted over the years, but they always contained dissimilar results. Few researchers dispute the importance of breast milk in a child’s diet and the role of breastfeeding in establishing the bond between mother and baby, but there are still conflicting…

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What Not to Eat during Pregnancy

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Foods not to eat during pregnancy

Both what to eat and what not to eat during pregnancy are valid concerns for pregnant women. The delivery of a healthy baby depends on the mother’s nutrition during pregnancy. The growth and development of the fetus is critical and should be treated with care and precaution. However, managing the diet during pregnancy can be…

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What Do Studies Says about DHA and ARA Supplementation in Infant Formulas? Soy-Based Infant Formula Supplemented with DHA and ARA Supports Growth and Increases Circulating Levels of These Fatty Acids in Infants

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Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid Supplementation in Infants Formula
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid Supplementation in Infants Formula

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids that accumulate in the brain from the last trimester of pregnancy until at least two years of age. These fatty acids are required for growth as well as retinal and central nervous system development and function. Human breast milk provides DHA and ARA…

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Scientists Find a Solution for Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy in Infants Safety and Tolerance of a New Extensively Hydrolyzed Rice Protein-Based Formula in the Management of Infants with Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy

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Cow's milk protein allergy in kids

Cow’s milk protein allergy is the result of an abnormal immune reaction to one or more proteins in cow’s milk. It has become a significant cause for concern in the pediatric and neonatal fields. The incidence of cow’s milk protein allergy is lower in exclusively breastfed children than in those who receive infant formulas. Early…

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What to Do When Your Toddler Gets Diarrhea

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Toddler diarrhea

Diarrhea in toddlers is inevitable because a toddler’s diet is expanding with age. Toddler diarrhea can occur anytime until the child reaches five years of age. Parenting from the inside out can help parents safeguard their toddlers against illness and help the toddler fully recover from sickness. Normal or functional diarrhea is not a disease…

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Don’t Be Afraid to Eat Eggs While Breastfeeding! Effects of Maternal Dietary Egg Intake during Early Lactation on Human Milk Ovalbumin Concentration: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Eggs’ intake in the maternal diet is safe for children
Eggs’ intake in the maternal diet is safe for children

The rise in food allergies has become a major public health concern. It is, therefore, essential to study the events that lead to food allergies early in infancy. One factor known to play a fundamental role in the occurrence of food allergies in children is the nursing mother’s diet. One of the most feared allergens…

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