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Food allergy can be defined as “an adverse reaction to food mediated by an immunologic mechanism, involving specific IgE (IgE mediated mechanisms), cell mediated mechanisms (non-IgE mediated mechanisms) or a mixture of the two”.1 Food allergy is more common in children than adults, occurring in 5-6% of children...Read more
Acute cough with chest signs in children can be caused by a number of different conditions including viral-induced wheeze, infective exacerbations of asthma, bronchiolitis and community-acquired pneumonia.
It is important to note that it can be difficult to be definite about the cause of an acute cough in...Read more
Earlier this year, the Lancet published a comprehensive review of breastfeeding. It covered, in detail, the short and long-term health consequences for infants and mothers related to not breastfeeding and the clear evidence supporting these facts.1 Supporting mothers to initiate breastfeeding, breastfeed...Read more
Case study 1
A four-month-old breastfed infant develops an urticarial rash and vomiting immediately after taking 30ml of formula milk
As a newborn, she received one bottle of formula milk while waiting for her mother’s breast milk ‘to come in’, but had received none since. She has no eczema and is...Read more
Case study 1
A mother presents with her eight-month-old infant who has a number of issues related to feeding
The mother is concerned whether breastfeeding is successful and whether the infant is gaining adequate weight.
Question 1: What is the definition of healthy eating in infants?