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Meghan McMillin

How Breastfeeding and Food Allergies Intersect: What We Know and How We Can Help

  • Speaker: Meghan McMillin , MS, RD, IBCLC
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
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Abstract:

Though the overall risk of the development of food allergies in infants remains very low, prevalence has been increasing. With that increase, we are also seeing more concerns for food allergies in the exclusively breast/chest fed infant. This presentation aims to educate on the different types of food allergies (IgE mediated vs non- IgE mediated) and their symptoms commonly seen in a breast/chest fed infant. We’ll review the current feeding recommendations for an infant that presents with food allergies including maternal elimination diets. This presentation will also explore the role of the lactation consultant in managing food allergies and supporting our families that face this challenging situation.