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Breastfeeding and eczema
  1. Doug Addy
  1. Correspondence to Doug Addy, 15 Dyott Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9QZ, UK; dougaddy{at}

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Four months or more of exclusive breast feeding is widely recommended to protect against allergic diseases. Recent evidence, however, has suggested that prolonged breast feeding does not protect against allergy and that the early introduction of solid foods might induce tolerance to potentially allergenic proteins. Now data from phase two …

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