Food Allergy Prevention in Babies

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Food allergies are becoming increasingly common and difficult to navigate for families. Major clinical studies and guidelines now recommend that early and regular exposure to potential food allergens can help reduce the risk of a child developing a food allergy.

Protect your baby from food allergies.

Leading research shows that early and regular exposure to a variety of foods may reduce the risk of a child developing food allergies. Introducing new foods can be anxiety-producing for families. At Latitude, we offer early food introduction to babies as young as 4 months old. Foods will only be introduced if the clinician believes that it is safe and that the patient is likely to tolerate the food. Under close observation by our pediatric allergist to ensure safety, very small amounts of the food are given in increasing amounts over a 4 hour time period.

Introducing new foods is especially recommended for infants with eczema that have a higher risk of developing a food allergy and families that have a history of food allergies.

These guidelines are now recommended by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) for food allergy prevention.

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