Food Allergies in Infants: Can a Mother Prevent Them?

Publish Date: 2015
Author(s): Blaise Markey


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.
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Blaise Markey is a graduate student in nutrition wellness through Bowling Green State University working as an intern for Abbott Nutrition. He received his undergraduate degree in human nutrition from Bowling Green, and completed work with the sports nutrition department of Ohio State University prior to entering graduate school. While at Abbott, his endeavors have included detail with the Similac© product release, pediatric malnutrition diagnoses, internal pediatric sales, and completing extensive research and presentation development on food cravings during pregnancy. He is currently at the latter end of his dietetic internship, and plans to complete the Registration Exam for Dietitians in September of 2015.
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