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TOPIC: Breast feeding lowers risk of Celiac

Breast feeding lowers risk of Celiac 30 Oct 2008 11:46 #8874

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I just got back from the ADA FNCE and attended the Pre-FNCE workshop on Celiac disease/Gluten intolerance. Something I knew but forgot to share the newer research regarding breastfeeding.

Per Dr. Guandalini of the U of Chicago Celiac research center,

Breast feeding at time of gluten introduction
delays the appearance of celiac disease

 The longer you can breast feed your baby the lower the chance your baby will develop Celiac, I'm assuming this works for gluten sensitivity as well. The longer you can hold off introducing gluten into your baby's diet the better too.

 DO NOT INTRODUCE GLUTEN BEFORE 6 MO's of age.

However, if and once they do develop CD, it's more likely to be the asymptomatic variety.

Mead Johnson does make a few different gluten-free formulas. I will list them here for anyone who's interested.



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