I'm Breastfeeding. How Can I Lower My Baby's Food Allergy Risk?enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-QA-enHD-AR1.gifFind out what the experts have to say.breastfed, breastfeed, breast feed, breastfeeding, food allergies, allergy, milk allergy in infants, nut allergy, peanut allergy, lowering allergy risk, avoiding allergens, avoid allergy trigger, allergy trigger, allergy symptom07/21/201004/12/201804/12/2018Larissa Hirsch, MD04/11/2018e6d441e0-1aa7-493e-906f-ab7dbdfad9a7https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bfeed-allergies.html/<p><em>I'm a new mom and have just started breastfeeding. If I avoid certain foods during this time, can I lessen my daughter's risk of developing food allergies?</em><br /> &ndash; <em>Chemera</em></p> <p>Doctors do not recommend avoiding foods while <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/breastfeed-starting.html/">breastfeeding</a> to prevent the development of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/food-allergies.html/">food allergies</a>. Recent studies have not found a lower risk of allergies in children whose mothers restricted their diets during breastfeeding.</p> <p>However, if your baby already has a food allergy (like a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/milk-allergy.html/">milk allergy</a>), you should avoid that food while you breastfeed. Proteins from the food can pass through your breast milk and cause allergy symptoms in your baby.</p> <p>Studies are ongoing to see if eating particular foods during pregnancy and breastfeeding could offer some protection from food allergies.</p>
Breastfeeding FAQs: Your Eating and Drinking HabitsHere are answers to some common questions about what breastfeeding mothers should and shouldn't eat and drink.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/breastfeed-eating.html/e4112372-e078-4172-87a3-084e9dd7a6e6
Food AllergiesFood allergies can cause serious and even deadly reactions in kids, so it's important to know how to feed a child with food allergies and to prevent reactions.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/food-allergies.html/d3040abf-fd78-4aac-be4a-3f2dd59957ef
Milk Allergy in InfantsAlmost all infants are fussy at times. But some are very fussy because they have an allergy to the protein in cow's milk, which is the basis for most commercial baby formulas.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/milk-allergy.html/61e0a090-3b09-4e26-a53e-a0dc3945e818
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