Monday, December 5, 2011

Breastfeeding Can Help Prevent Allergies

As stated in this study, breastfeeding has the ability to help reduce the early symptoms of allergy. An allergy is a reaction of your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. Breastfeeding in the first 4 to 6 months of life can reduce the risk of atopic eczema and cow's milk protein allergy. Allergies are often a result of a complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors. These factors can include pollution and tobacco smoke. If allergies are detected sooner, there is a greater chance of them being treated or possibly eliminated. Allergies plague most people and any research done to help prevent them is definitely a positive thing.


  1. I think is very good article talking about Importance of breast feeding new born up to atleast 4 months and the benefits behind it .

  2. I've heard about the benefits of breastfeeding and how breast milk contains nutrients that formula milk does not, but I never thought it could help prevent allergies. Too bad my mom didn't know about this when I was born my allergies always get so bad!