Preventing Allergies in Newborns
Many moms and dads out there are wondering, what to do in order to prevent a child from getting an allergy. This article will try to clarify some issues related to how to prevent allergies in newborns.
when the baby is still in the womb, you might be wondering what you can do when it comes to your diet, so that it would be less likely to have your child develop allergies. Is it possible to diminish the likelihood of allergies by avoiding certain foods. There have been several studies related to this which have had conflicting results. Because no consensus has been reached on the matter, it is not recommendable to avoid any foods while pregnant. Some studies have even made the claim that avoiding certain foods while pregnant might increase the likelihood of a future allergy for the child because the immune system does not get used to the allergen and create a tolerance for it.
When the Baby is Being Breastfed
If the child does not exhibit any symptoms, it is recommended that no actions be taken when it comes to avoiding allergens. It is only if the child exhibits signs of an allergy or intolerance to certain food group, that it is necessary to avoid that particular food group. For example, if your child has an allergy to milk it is necessary to take precautions in order to avoid symptoms. This might mean that breastfeeding should be discontinued in order to prevent passing on proteins, that cause the baby’s symptoms, in the milk.
There is debate in how it is exactly that allergen avoidance should be done. Keeping a clean house can prevent the child from becoming sick, but it also claimed that if the child is not exposed to bacteria and allergens as a baby, he will not be able to crate resistance to them in the body. This is why too much cleanliness might be a way to create more allergies instead of preventing them.