Monday, March 22, 2004

Sensitivity to Dietary Proteins released in Breast Milk Causing Colic in Infants
Advances in the Treatment and Diagnosis of Food Allergy Presented at the 2004 AAAAI Annual Meeting
Monday March 22, 12:00 pm ET
SAN FRANCISCO, March 22 /PRNewswire/

"Colic in breast-fed infants younger than 6 weeks of age is associated with intolerance to dietary proteins excreted in breast milk. These findings were presented today at the 2004 AAAAI Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Over a seven-day period, David J Hill, FAAAAI, and colleagues from Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, studied breastfed infants with colic less than 6 weeks old. Mothers were randomly assigned to a 'low- allergen' diet that excluded milk, egg, wheat, peanut, tree nuts and fish or a 'control' diet that included these foods. Ninety infants completed the program; 47 receiving the 'low allergen' and 43 the 'control' diet. More children in the 'low-allergen' group (74%) than in the control group (34%) saw a 25% decrease in their distress. In the last 48 hours of the study, the 'low-allergen' group had 128 minutes less distress than the 'control' group."

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