Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Specialreport -

Taub­mans En­dure in­te­rior low sheen, 4L, $83.95 The fastest-grow­ing cause of al­ler­gies in chil­dren is cer­tain foods, says Me­lanie. Ide­ally, your baby should be ex­clu­sively breast­fed for the first six months. How­ever, some highly sen­si­tive ba­bies can de­velop al­ler­gic re­ac­tions to the small quan­ti­ties of food al­ler­gens in­gested by their moth­ers that come through the breast­milk, so mums may need to give up th­ese trig­ger foods while feed­ing if their baby has a re­ac­tion. “There’s no need to de­lay giv­ing baby cer­tain foods like eggs or milk, and there’s no ben­e­fit to moth­ers avoid­ing ‘high al­lergy’ foods dur­ing preg­nancy or breast­feed­ing ei­ther,” she ex­plains. “When you do give a new food to your baby, of­fer that food reg­u­larly rather than wait­ing too long, be­cause oth­er­wise the stop-start ap­proach can in­crease the risk of de­vel­op­ing an al­lergy.” Dyson DC54 Al­lergy vac­uum, $899 Pro­tect-a-bed terry cot mat­tress pro­tec­tor, $19.95, avail­able at Ba­bies”R”Us

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