Providing Protection-Breastfeeding and Allergies

Providing Protection | Through Breast Milk Breastfed babies are provided with protection from developing allergies during the breastfeeding period and well into the future for two major reasons, says Ann Russell, IBCLC, of Poway, Calif. “[Breastfed] babies are exposed to fewer allergens in the first months of life, and secondly, the first feedings of colostrum literally ‘seal the gut’ (the porous lining of the intestines), providing a barrier to the absorption of allergy-producing agents.” Additionally, both colostrum and Mother’s mature […]

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