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Can wheat allergies be prevented?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Some research suggests that breastfeeding helps to delay the onset of allergies in children and (less proven) that it inhibits allergic reactions later in a child's life. Breast milk is the least likely food to cause an allergic reaction, and it strengthens a baby's immune system. It has been thought that postponing the introduction of solid food into a baby's diet until after six months of age can prolong a baby's allergy-free phase, but newer evidence suggests that there may be no allergy-prevention benefit to delaying the introduction of foods.

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