Milk and some other food allergies can go away with time.  But peanut allergy seems to last a lifetime and it can be severe, taking people to an Emergency Room.  That’s why there’s been so much of an effort to try to prevent it.

  1. Peel and grate the bottle gourd. squeeze and remove the water content.
  2. Mix cornflour and bread slices to the grated bottle gourd. add salt, chilli powder, coriander leaves and make a dough. split the dough into 6-8 balls and roll them firmly into dumplings
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry the dumplings. Keep them aside.

We are pleased to have an overview on the nutrition needed for children with cystic fibrosis from Elizabeth (Betsy) Britt, RD and Edith Pilzer, MD who are members of the Cystic Fibrosis Care Team at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

                                    Dr. Stan

We don’t judge whether you have enough vitamin D just based on what you eat anymore.  In part that's because the sources of the vitamin are both sun exposure and diet.  They aren't the same every day and they really aren't the critical issue.

Shakespeare wrote about “the infant mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms” when describing the first stage of life.  Spitting was common then and it’s common now—affecting all babies.  But obviously some more than others.  My colleague, Dr. Ben Gold, an expert in the field, lists 3 causes:

  1. A smaller stomach,
  2. A less stretchable stomach, and
  3. The angle the stomach and esophagus make with each other is less than 90 degrees.

I add a 4th:  The strength (or tone) of the valve (the lower esophageal sphincter) between the esophagus and stomach.

I enjoyed my recent opportunity to speak with a number of customers at Kroger Supermarkets when I was there signing copies of What to Feed Your Baby. Some had come because they heard my interviews at WSB (that felt particularly wonderful). And some were shoppers that had specific questions they wanted to address, with implications far beyond childhood.

Breastfeeding has been associated with higher IQs and other measures of cognitive and developmental abilities, but the studies were often dismissed because breastfeeding and IQs also parallel social, cultural and occupational differences. In other words, who's to say that breastfeeding made Johnny smarter when it could have been that his parents were also better educated and wealthier than Jimmy's and therefore they could have provided other advantages to increase his scholastic performance.

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