Feeding the Infant With Possible Food Allergy: What's Best?

Jennifer S. Kim, MD


June 18, 2014

Who Is at Risk for Food Allergy?

Infants who have at least 1 first-degree relative (parent or sibling) with a documented allergy to food have been identified as at risk for food allergies.[1,2,3]

Case Presentation

A 3-month-old infant girl has a 2-year-old brother with known milk and peanut allergy. The infant is exclusively breastfed but spits up often. Her mother reports that her milk supply is dwindling, and she wants to know what kind of formula is recommended for supplementation. She also asks when she can start adding rice cereal to her daughter's diet.


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