Breastmilk DOES protect babies against food allergies - especially if their mothers ate eggs, peanuts and shellfish during pregnancy, study says



Breastfeeding women who ate eggs, peanuts and shellfish during pregnancy will protect their babies against allergy, a major study shows.
Experiments found mice that consumed allergy-triggering foods like eggs and peanuts passed on protective antibodies to their offspring through nursing.
While many studies have suggested this could be the case, this research by Boston Children's Hospital offers the clearest evidence that breast milk can prevent allergies. 
The study also shows how a 'biological mechanism' could strengthen tolerance to certain foods, paving the way to new allergy treatments... read more

 
20 November 2017 in Health, Views: 48
Source: Daily Mail
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