What's New

New Feeding Recommendations

There is now evidence that early introduction of peanuts may prevent peanut allergy. There is still no evidence that delaying the introduction of allergenic foods, including peanuts, eggs and fish beyond 4-6 months prevents atopic (allergic) disease. Jo Ann has therefore revised her feeding recommendations for the First 6 months of Life, attached in our handouts section.

For the complete article and data, see:

Greer, FR, et al, The Effects of Early Nutritional Interventions on the Development of Atopic Disease in Infants and Children: The Role of Maternal Dietary Restriction, Breastfeeding, Hydrolyzed Formulas , and timing of Introduction of Allergenic Complementary Foods, Committee on Nutrition, Section on Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics, Vol 143, No 4, April 2019.

https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2019/03/15/peds.2019-0281

 

 


Another Study of Measles Vaccine Finds No Links to Autism

The New York Times, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, reported on the latest study to prove yet again that there is no link between the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine and autism spectrum disorders.

The Danish researchers followed 657,461 children born between 1999 and 2010. Denmark offers a national vaccine program that is free and voluntary. The 31,619 children who remained unvaccinated were followed for adverse effects. The investigators found 6,517 children developed autism, a no greater incidence of the diagnosis between the vaccinated and unvaccinated children.

Hviid, A, et al: Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccination and Autism: A Cohort Study, Ann. Internal Med 5 March 1029.

This article can be downloaded from the Annals of Internal Medicine at Annals.org as published on 5 March 2019