Breastfeeding reduces the risk of allergies in children

Today, one of the four European children suffer from allergies. Many studies show that breastfeeding significantly reduces the risk of developing allergies in children. At the Congress in Barcelona in pediatric Allergy and asthma, which took place in October 2011, propaganda among mothers breastfeeding was one of the hot topics.

There is no doubt that contact with allergens in food and the environment plays an important role in the formation of allergies in children.

Professor Halkin said: "breastfeeding during the first 4-6 months of life the infant significantly reduces the risk of developing atopic eczema and allergies to cow's milk".

The development of allergies in children is the result of complex interactions between many genetic and environmental factors. Factors such as environmental pollution, was also associated with an increased prevalence of allergic diseases in childhood in developed countries.

"The influence of many environmental factors have increased over the last decade, including exposure to tobacco smoke, which increases the risk of respiratory tract infections and asthma. In addition, foods, house dust mites, animal dander and plant pollen are a prerequisite for the development of allergic diseases, " explains Professor Halken.

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All this greatly aggravated by the fact that children do not receive breast milk of the mother and perevodyatsya at an early age on artificial baby formula. Doctors call mom as long as possible to lead the child is breastfed, it's natural and will help keep your child's health!

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