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  • Fast Facts about Organic Milk

    Fast Facts about Organic Milk

    Many of the regulations that allow dairy products to carry the label “certified organic” revolve around farming practices. In general, organic milk should come from cows that eat only organic food and are not enhanced with hormones, antibiotics or other chemicals.

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  • Doubling Vitamin D

    Doubling Vitamin D

    Today at our annual meeting in Boston, the American Academy of Pediatrics doubled the recommended amount of vitamin D that children get each day to 400 IU, in response to mounting evidence of the life-long health benefits of getting plenty of the sunshine vitamin.

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  • Babies’ Eating Fish Cuts Eczema Odds

    Babies’ Eating Fish Cuts Eczema Odds

    Eczema is a common skin condition in children, and has been getting more common in recent decades, now affecting as many as 1 in 3 babies in some parts of the world. We know that heredity plays a big role in a child’s odds of getting eczema, but the recent rapid rise of eczema suggests […]

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  • DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema

    DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema

    Getting plenty of DHA, one of the important omega-3 fats found in breast milk, could help to prevent allergies, asthma, and eczema in young children. Dr. Eileen Birch, who has previously studied links between DHA and improved mental and visual development, followed 89 formula-fed children who received formula with or without DHA included.

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  • Vitamin D, Asthma, and Eczema

    Vitamin D, Asthma, and Eczema

    Kids who have low levels of vitamin D have a higher chance of asthma attacks, according to a study presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. This study is preliminary, at best, but the results are consistent with a growing number of papers looking at how vitamin […]

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  • Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!

    Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!

    Get ready for some surprising recommendations. Eczema, asthma, and food allergies are all on the rise in children, each having more than doubled in the last several decades. This rapid increase has lead to many differing recommendations on the timing and selection of foods offered to babies, to err on the side of caution before […]

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  • Eczema Treatment Warning

    Eczema Treatment Warning

    The breezy television ads for certain steroid-free eczema treatments have always bothered me. While they don.t say anything untrue, they do incorrectly imply that this treatment is gentler and safer than the more commonly used hydrocortisone. In March 2005 the United States FDA issued a public health advisory about a potential cancer risk from the […]

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  • Preventing Allergies

    Preventing Allergies

    It’s peak allergy season in many areas, with spring trees still pumping out millions of grains of pollen each day and the summer grasses already starting to contribute their share. Sneezing, running nose, and itching – itchy eyes, itchy nose, itchy throat – wouldn’t it be great to be able to prevent allergies before they […]

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  • Diet and Skin

    Diet and Skin

    Baby soft, smooth skin in young children could be partly the result of what their mothers ate during pregnancy and nursing, according to a study reported in the May 31, 2003 issue of The Lancet. Beneficial bacteria, such as those found in active culture yogurt, acidophilus milk, or probiotic supplements appear to be a gentle […]

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  • Introducing Yogurt

    Introducing Yogurt

    My baby is 9 months old and has eczema. Is it okay to give her yogurt?

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