I’m going nuts about peanuts: or are other people?

Maureen MinchinAllergies, Child Health, General News, Infant Health

The LEAP trial looking at prevention pf peanut allergy in Jewish children in the UK and Israel is interesting, but is being widely misquoted in the media and by health professionals as justification for 4 rather than 6 months for the introduction of solid food. Why is this inappropriate? Where to start… Inclusion criteria were children between 4 and 11 … Read More

Embarrassing Bodies embarrasses themselves

Maureen MinchinMaternal Health

Imagine you meet a young woman who is embarrassed by the fact that one eye is brown and the other green, to the point where she has worn an eyeshade to conceal what she sees as the odd one. There are many solutions to this problem, beginning with discussion and reassurance that this abnormality is not all that abnormal. One … Read More

Legal risks to health professionals giving formula

Maureen MinchinInfant Formula

LLLI has just published an excerpt from Milk Matters, dealing with the legal issues surrounding early neonatal exposure to foods other than breastmilk. You can link to it via this address: Milk Matters: Infant feeding & immune disorder This is based on Australian law, and was OKed by an experienced lawyer. Think about the issues and contact me with  any extra information relating … Read More

FOUR MONTHS OR SIX OR NEITHER? when to widen the milk diet.

Maureen MinchinCommentary, Infant Formula, Milk Matters, Weaning

What follows is an excerpt from my latest book, Milk matters: infant feeding and immune disorder. It is much easier to read in the book itself, which also deals with practical matters related to this issue. Copying the text from an In Design file to this version has been a time-wasting nightmare, and there will be typos: please read the book….  … Read More