Breastfeeding can help your baby avoid contracting eczema. The longer you can breastfeed him the better. This article will talk about 7 breastfeeding principles and how it applies to eczema.
Intestinal protection from allergies
When children are born some assembly is still required, the mothers job of providing nutrients are still not yet complete. A young baby receives from the mother enzymes that prohibits allergens from passing into his bloodstream.
First foods increased chance of eczema
In the place of breast milk, infants are usually fed cow’s milk. Cow’s milk is known to contain more than a dozen allergy producing poisons. In fact cow’s milk is made up of up to 20 different ingredients that can cause eczema and other allergies.
Immune system not developed to work on its own until 3 months
Your babies’ immune system is for the most part unresponsive when he is very young up until the time he 9 months to a year old. That is the reason they are so susceptible to sicknesses unless they are well taken care of. Breast milk is the agent that is designed to bring the immune system up full functioning ability, and without it, the immune system never reaches its full potential.
Mothers milk provides antibodies
Not only does mothers milk prevent allergens from passing into the blood stream, it also contains antibodies that work against organisms that intend to hurt her child.
If you already have eczema, the flare ups are not as bad
When a child is being breastfed but develops eczema anyway breastfeeding is with good reason believed to make the condition less damaging than if he was not breastfed. If you are breastfeeding and your baby still gets eczema, you must then continue to breast feed. It is better to continue than to stop.
Signs of it leaving around age 2
People who continue to breastfeed their baby in the face of eczema are finding that by the time their child is about 2 years old, the eczema has shown signs of being reduced. At this time only the hands, feet and face are being affected. These are the last places that eczema affects a person before it goes away for good.
Breast fed through 12 months have a 46% less chance of getting it
Children who have no eczema and are breastfed through their first year of life are discovered in a study among 17,000 people to have had a 46% less chance of getting eczema than those in the study who were not breastfed.
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