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Baby and Food Allergy

Do you know that the allergic disease is major contributor to illnesses and mortality worldwide? Yes, it’s true that allergy is often causing a serious problem to health, one of which is food hypersensitivity. Food hypersensitivity is often the first phenomenon in the allergic march that includes asthma, gastroenteropathy, eczema and hay fever. Seemingly, genetic have the key role in predisposition of allergy in baby.

If both parents are affected, the risk of showing allergic disease in baby is high. It is known by the fact that if the two parents showed the difference in clinical syndrome of allergy, then the percentage of allergic disease risk is 58%. It will become 78% when the two parents have the same clinical syndrome, such as asthma. And if only one parent is affected, the risk is about 35%.

Mother’s milk is the ideal nutrition for our baby for both short-term benefits and long-term developments. Mother’s milk also supports optimal growth, enhances immune functions, is hypoallergenic and its overall composition aids in establishing bifidogenic gut flora. Generally, exclusively breastfed babies are healthier than formula fed babies since breast milk has more advantages over formula milk.

For baby, the strategies for prevention allergy include exclusively breast feeding, restriction of mother’s diet during lactation, hydrolyzed formula, delayed introduction of allergenic solid foods and reduced exposure to house dust mites and tobacco smoke. This program will give the result in a significant reduction in the occurrence of allergic disease in baby. Therefore, make sure that your house keeps cleaning and do not smoking around your baby.

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