You need three things to build your child's early immune system to eliminate allergies.
- Have a vaginal birth when possible - We can recolonize C-section babies
- Breastfeed on demand for several months
- Raise your child with a pet - Lick your baby, lick your dog and have your dog lick your baby
Your baby's intestinal microbiome development during the first 6 months of life influences their developing immune system for life. The immune system either increases or decreases the risk for allergies and asthma.
We can manipulate your baby's immune system with daily probiotics, immunoglobulins and healthy exposures to the greater microbiome. You want to make the most influence on the microbiome when it is young and flexible.
Breastfed babies have more diversity in their microbiome. Formula-fed babies are dominated by Lachnospiraceae species and have an increased risk to have pet allergies.
Another reason to breastfeed . . .
Breastfed babies have the lowest arsenic levels compared to formula fed babes. Arsenic might be in the powder or the water used to make baby formula. Don't forget to test your water especially if you have a well. Arsenic can naturally occur in bedrock where it leaches into your well water. Private wells are not regulated like municipal water supplies.
Breaking news about asthma . . . .
Your child's risk of asthma increases if you drink large amounts of sugar sweetened beverages during pregnancy. It increases 22% in children whose mothers consumed large quantities of fructose during the second trimester of pregnancy.This risk appears again if your 2 year old consumes high amounts of fructose. Sugar is the driver for asthma.
Microbial diversity keeps allergies at bay.
I recommend that C-section babies are given a probiotic bath that is individualized with mom's vaginal flora.
If you have questions about how to build your baby's immune system, call me. I am happy to answer your questions. Second Nature Care Allergy and Asthma protocols.