Food Allergies in Infants: Can A Mother Prevent Them?
A variety of different foods can trigger an adverse reaction, and these reactions can range from mild to life-threatening. This is a topic of concern for any individual who has encountered a food provoked allergic reaction. This is especially true for a pre or postpartum mother whose ultra-nurturing state of mind can bring her to the decision of eliminating certain allergen type foods from her diet as a preventative measure to protect her child from developing food allergies. Is this a wise, or even a necessary action for a mother to take throughout the prenatal and postpartum stages of her baby’s growth and immunity development? This article will examine the research behind recommendations for mothers regarding food allergies during pregnancy, lactation, and the food introduction periods of a baby’s nutritional expansion.