Tuesday November 11, 2008 (foodconsumer.org) -- Britney
Spears' 2-year-old son suffered a reaction to something he ingested this
weekend and lawyers were talking about the potential implications of the
incident, media reported.
Britneyspears.com released a note on Nov 10 saying
"Jayden James Federline was admitted to the Southwest Mississippi Regional
Medical Center on Sunday, November 9th. Doctors concluded he had a reaction to
something he ingested."
The boy has been released from the hospital, probably on
Monday evening, according to a report on Monday on celebrity website tmz.com
while the statement on Britney Spears's official website said Jayden was
expected to be released Tuesday.
Not much detail was known about the reaction. But People
magazine quoted a source close to the Britney Spears’s family as saying that
Jayden suffered an allergic reaction and he had itchy and irritable hives.
The incident happened during Britney Spears' trip to
Louisiana, her childhood home. The Pop Star had been allowed to leave
California with her sons for the first time since the custody of her boys was
given to their father Kevin Federline in July, Reuters reported.
It is very unlucky for Britney Spear to have had the
If she knew that her son are
allergic to certain food and let him have it, it could be a case of child neglect,
which could lead to a modification of her already restricted custody of her
sons, L.A.-based family law attorney Lynn Soodik was cited as telling
Food allergy is a potentially life-threatening reaction
by an individual's immune system to a food or food ingredient and as many as 6
to 8 percent of young children suffer from food allergies.
The most common allergens for young children are cow's
milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts and tree nuts. If a child has allergy to a
food, the best way to treat food allergy is to avoid the food.
But it is not completely understood how people get
In the U.S., and some other
countries, pregnant women and nursing mothers and babies are advised to avoid
the common foods that cause allergy.
However, one recent study suggests that exactly the early
avoidance of exposure to the common allergens may actually increase the risk.
Food allergy is very uncommon in the poor countries.
It is unknown whether lack of breastfeeding
and extensive use of vaccines have anything to do with allergy in the developed
Whether Britney Spears were negligent depends on whether
or not she knew her son is allergic, according to Soodik cited by eonline.com.
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