Breast Feeding Cases of Allergy and Food Sensitivity

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Breast Feeding Cases of Allergy and Food Sensitivity

Breast feeding time may have many effects from the kind of diet that the mother takes. Many kind of food may cause changes for the baby who consumes the breast milk.


With simple awareness, you can identify the change and decide it wisely weather the changes are dangerous or not. However, you need to have a clear differentiation between the allergy and food sensitivity.

Allergy in baby usually shown by the skin rash, diarrhea, and vomiting. If these symptoms are occur many times, you might want to have a thorough watch to the food that you ate. The most common allergy in the baby is usually triggered by the cow milk. It is usually within the family history. Therefore, if your family has the history of milk allergy, be careful of your milk consumption. However, if your baby is already showing the symptom, it is better to take him to the hospital because if it is untreated, it can cause severe problem or even death.

Not only cow milk, many other kinds of foods are also can cause allergy. Peanut, dairy product, fish, and eggs could also trigger the allergy. Therefore, if your baby show any sign of it, you better stop the consumption as long as you are breastfeeding to prevent any problem in your baby.

As for the food sensitivity, it is actually less harmful than the allergy. It is usually shown by the change of reaction of your baby with the breast milk. He could be crying or dislike the milk. Be aware of the changes so you know what kind of food you should avoid. Because, the food that you take can affect the taste of your breast milk. The kind of food that could affect it, for example, the spicy food. However, the food sensitivity usually only lasted for twenty four hours. But if your baby still showing the signs, you may want to have him checked because it could be a colic.

Food allergy is actually very common to occur even in adult. Therefore, always be aware of any food that shows the negative effect to the baby’s body. However, breast feeding is actually known to be able to decrease the risk of food allergy. Baby, who receive six months of breast feeding, is actually has less risk in developing the allergy. However, if your baby is allergic to the cow milk, do not be worry because he usually will overcome the allergy as time goes by. While for any other food, the allergy can also remain and continue until he grows up.

The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

By Editorial Team

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