The good oil
Taking fish oil supplements and probiotics during pregnancy and while breastfeeding may reduce the risk for food allergies and eczema in early childhood, according to a new report. Researchers found that probiotics taken after the
36th week of pregnancy and the first months of lactation led to a 22 percent reduction in the risk for eczema in children. They also found evidence that women who took omega 3 fatty acid supplements during lactation reduced the risk for childhood allergic reaction to eggs by 31 percent. Fish oil is known for its anti-inflammatory effects, which may explain why it may reduce the risk for food allergies.