Eating peanuts while breastfeeding may protect your baby from allergies
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 27 : New mothers, please take note!
A recent study has found that eating peanuts while breastfeeding may protect their newborn from developing allergies later in life.
According to researchers, the children were five times less likely to develop an allergy if their mothers had eaten nuts before weaning and introduced nuts before one year old.
If mothers did one but not the other, the rate of allergic reactions was 'significantly higher.'
Symptoms of an allergy to peanuts can range from mild - such as itchy skin and a runny nose - to severe and life-threatening, as the airways can close up when the body goes into anaphylactic shock.
Once children develop the peanut allergy, an estimated four out of five remain allergic for the rest of their lives, according...