Supporting Lactating Families & Infants With Food Allergies

Time-frame: 60-75
CERP: yes

Though the overall risk of the development of food allergies in infants remains very low, prevalence has been increasing. And with that increase, we are also seeing more concerns for food allergies in the exclusively breast/chest fed infant. This presentation aims to educate on the different types of food allergies (IgE mediated vs non- IgEmediated) and their symptoms commonly seen in a breast/chest fed infant. We’ll review the current feeding recommendations for an infant that presents with food allergies including maternal elimination diets. This presentation will also explore the role of the lactation consultant in managing food allergies and supporting our families that face this challenging situation.

 

Note: Meghan is highly regarded in the area of food sensitivities and allergies in the breast-fed infant. Her knowledge as a Registered Dietitian allows her to provide expertise when guiding parents through an elimination diet.



Meghan McMillin MS, RD, IBCLC


Country: United States
Phone number: 3123152003
Email: meghan@thelactationdietitian.com
Site: http://www.thelactationdietitian.com
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Publications

Avoiding allergens while breastfeeding: Guidance for women who are avoiding dairy, soy, and/or eggs while breastfeeding from two registered dietitians

This guide is like having a registered dietitian and board-certified lactation consultant in your back pocket! Have you been told to eliminate milk, soy, and/or eggs from your diet while you are breastfeeding your little one? This news can be overwhelming to many women, and unfortunately is not as simple as cutting out the milk in your morning coffee. This guide was written by two registered dietitians/licensed nutritionists with lactation expertise to help you know exactly how to cut out certain allergens to support you on your breastfeeding journey.

We broke this guide down into simple tips to follow to eliminate dairy, soy, and/or egg. Included is a list of foods and ingredients that are often “sneaky” ways that these allergens show up in food, guidance on general lactation nutrition, recipes, specific brand names of “safe” foods, grocery shopping tips, cooking/baking substitutions, and much more.

This guide will help support you on your breastfeeding journey in a simple and convenient way.