Immunology of Milk and the Neonate

Volume 310 of the series Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology pp 453-458

Atopy Prophylaxis in High-Risk Infants

Prospective 5-Year Follow-Up Study of Children with Six Months Exclusive Breastfeeding and Solid Food Elimination
  • Merja KajosaariAffiliated withChildren’s Hospital University of Helsinki

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Prophylaxis of atopic diseases has been a topic of interest for several years. The expression of allergic illness results from an interrelationship between the atopic genetic constitution and the encountered environment. In early life, infants and young children are exposed to a range of environmental allergens that may stimulate a local or systemic immune response1. Children with positive family history for atopy may develop allergic symptoms2,3.