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Is it safe? Where to find out
If you have a question about whether a particular medication or food is safe, ask your doctor or lactation consultant to call the Breastfeeding and Human Lactation Study Center in Rochester, N.Y., which operates a hotline for health-care professionals: 585-275-0088.
The University of California, San Diego, Drug Information Service offers information on medications: 900-288-8273. The charge is $3 for the first minute and $2 for each minute thereafter.
For information about foods that babies are most often sensitive to, visit www.hallpublications.com and click on “Joneja Food Allergen Scale” or “Sequence of Adding Solid Foods for the Allergic Infant.”
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, at www.food allergy.org, is another resource for parents of children with sensitivities to certain foods.