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Breastfeeding and maternal diet in atopic dermatitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22170193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
QUESTION: Many children are affected by atopic dermatitis (AD) at a very young age. I often consider whether nonpharmacologic interventions could prevent or mitigate the development of AD. Do breastfeeding or changes to the maternal diet help prevent the development of childhood AD?
ANSWER: The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that lactating mothers with infants at high risk of developing AD should avoid peanuts and tree nuts, and should consider eliminating eggs, cow's milk, and fish from their diets. The World Health Organization also recommends breastfeeding infants up to 2 years of age. Studies have shown that breastfeeding can have a protective effect for AD in children; however, other studies have found insignificant or reversal effects. More research in this area is required.
Tina Y Lien; Ran D Goldman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1715-5258     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-15     Completed Date:  2012-04-27     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1403-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Research in Emergency Therapeutics program, BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, BC.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding*
Dermatitis, Atopic / prevention & control*
Infant Formula
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Comment In:
Can Fam Physician. 2012 Mar;58(3):253   [PMID:  22423018 ]

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