Pediatric Allergy: Impact of Early Feeding

Jose M. Saavedra, MD


"A discussion by Dr. Jose Saavedra, Medical and Scientific Director at Nestlé Nutrition and a pediatric gastroenterologist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Public Health, regarding the possible impact of early feeding choices and risk of developing atopic dermatitis"

This video is for medical education only and contains information that may not be consistent with the Qualified Health Claim accepted by the FDA which is as follows: Little scientific information evidence suggests that, for healthy infants who are not exclusively breastfed and who have a family history of allergy, feeding a 100% whey protein partially hydrolyzed infant formula from birth up to 4 months instead of an intact cow’s milk protein formula may reduce the risk of developing atopic dermatitis throughout the first year of life and up to 1 year of age. GERBER® GOOD START® formulas should not be fed to infants with existing milk allergy or to infants with existing milk allergy symptoms.

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