What can mums do to reduce the chances of their children having allergies?

22 May 2011

Question

What can mums do to reduce the chances of their children having allergies?

Answer

Pam - That's difficult to answer. I don't know if he's asking about breast feeding, but breast feeding is thought to protect against allergy. We don't know when the right time to wean is, and there's a lot of research going on at the moment to look and see whether early introduction of food might actually be better, and reduce the incidence of food allergy rather than late weaning.

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