If your baby has eczema, you will want to take a number of precautions that will help him to have the easiest time with this condition as possible. You should know that your baby has a skin condition that is very disturbing physically and mentally. We will consider a number of things that you may want to think about in regards to what your baby eats and the effects that they will have on eczema.
You will want to keep your baby and child away from dairy products. Eggs are bad, and milk is worse. Milk is known to have at least 20 known irritants that can affect a baby's skin and health in general.
The problem is that until he is about a year old, his immune system is not functioning up to a level that will protect him from the ravages of milk.
The second group of foods that you will want to make sure that he does not get is foods that contain peanuts, wheat, honey, fish and soy products. These foods are all known irritants. As your child grows, you will then find out if other foods are toxic to his skin, but you can rest assured for now that you want to avoid these foods.
When you breastfeed your baby you help him a lot. One fact that I found interesting was that a baby needs his mothers ‘milk to help his intestines filter out irritants. What happens are the walls of his intestines are coated with enzymes that are contained in his mothers’ breast milk. What these enzymes do is they prevent poisons from crossing his intestines into his blood stream and poisoning his system. So you see, when you breastfeed him, you help him considerably. No other milk or formula is able to provide this level of protection.
You should also know that mothers who ate GLA acids that were found in foods with live cultures were able to protect their babies and children from developing eczema well past their 4th birthday.
A study was conducted beginning roughly five years ago. During the last weeks before delivery mothers with babies at risk of developing eczema were separated into two groups. One group was given GLA acids, and probiotic supplements. Another group was given a placebo. After the birth, they were continued on these while they were breastfeeding. The group with the GLA acid and probiotics showed a significantly less number of eczema flare ups through their first four years. They had flare ups rarely, sometimes as low as once or twice per year. Some of them had no eczema at all.
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Broyde McDonald is an experienced writer on the subject of Eczema Treatments .