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Is there anything you can do to prevent a child from developing food allergies?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Tough Question
There have been numerous studies that have attempted to address this question.
To date, it would be fair to say that there really is no clear cut answer as to how to consistently prevent food allergies from developing in children.

In brief: Tough Question
There have been numerous studies that have attempted to address this question.
To date, it would be fair to say that there really is no clear cut answer as to how to consistently prevent food allergies from developing in children.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Breast feeding
Food allergy research is always presented at the biennial world allergy meetings, which do a great job of presenting the latest research worldwide.
For every study showing it is best to delay the introduction of a particular food until a certain age, another one shows it doesn't matter. The only consensus finding is that food allergy is less likely in kids who are nursed for 6 to 9 months or more.

In brief: Breast feeding
Food allergy research is always presented at the biennial world allergy meetings, which do a great job of presenting the latest research worldwide.
For every study showing it is best to delay the introduction of a particular food until a certain age, another one shows it doesn't matter. The only consensus finding is that food allergy is less likely in kids who are nursed for 6 to 9 months or more.
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven
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