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Why Doctors STILL Aren't Talking About Introducing Allergenic Foods with Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH

In this episode we're talking about:

  • Why only 13% of parents are hearing the message to introduce peanut to their babies
  • How overpathologizing the starting of solid foods is stressing parents & caregivers out
  • What she would change about medical school curriculum to increase food allergy prevention

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When you were at your 4 or 6 month well check with your baby, did your pediatrician mention the importance of introducing peanut early and often? In this episode pediatrician and researcher Dr. Ruchi Gupta is talking about why only 13% of parents and caregivers are aware of the recommendations to introduce peanuts to babies early and often.

SUMMARY OF EPISODE

In this episode we’re talking about:

  • Why only 13% of parents are hearing the message to introduce peanut to their babies

  • How overpathologizing the starting of solid foods is stressing parents & caregivers out

  • What she would change about medical school curriculum to increase food allergy prevention

ABOUT THE GUEST

  • Dr. Ruchi Gupta is a pediatrician and food allergy researcher

  • Dr. Gupta is the founding director of Northwestern University’s Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research & publishes extensively about pediatric food allergy

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