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Preventing food allergies in your baby!


In this month’s issue of Montana Parent magazine called the “Oh Baby!” issue, I address some common questions asked by new or expecting mothers.

  • Question 1:  Does eliminating certain foods from mother’s diet when she is pregnant or breastfeeding reduce or prevent food allergies in the infant?
  • Question 2: Will soy milk or special infant formulas prevent food allergies in my child?
  • Question 3:  At what age should highly allergenic foods such as egg, peanut or nuts be introduced into a child’s diet?
  • Question 4:  What is better; breast milk or formula to prevent food allergies?
  • Question 5:  Is there a genetic risk for food allergies?

To find the answers to these questions, go to page 44 at:

The recommendations for pregnant and nursing mothers, in terms of preventing food allergies in their newborns, has changed over the years.  The newest guidelines may be surprising to some and even seem counter-intuitive to others.  However, that is the result of progress in medicine.  Just when we thought we knew the answer, new data is published that makes us re-think our strategies.  The above questions are just a sample of the many questions I am asked every day.

At Family Allergy & Asthma Care of Montana, we answer these and many more questions about food allergies.  Don’t try to do it all on your own, we are here to help.  Let us take care of you!

This information is solely for informational purposes and not intended as a substitute for consultation with a medical professional. 

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