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Old 06-27-2005, 08:31 AM   #1
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Allergies

If one of the parents have allergies, does that mean that the baby will have the same allergies?

 
Old 06-27-2005, 08:35 AM   #2
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Re: Allergies

It means that your child MAY develop the same allergies, so it's important that you keep those certain allergens away from the baby until they are much older, to give them time to build their immunity.

 
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Old 06-27-2005, 10:09 AM   #3
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Re: Allergies

Not necessarily. The phenomena of having allergies could be passed down...but a lot of allergies are based on the individual person, their overall health, and health of the immune system. I've grown up with lots of airborne allergies & food allergies. I've gone to the doctor, received the shot cocktails for about 12 years, and now take Rx drugs for my allergies. None of my family members have allergies...just me.

I don't think there's a way to predict or really control allergies before the baby is born...especially the airborne particulates...unless you choose to live in a plastic bubble. If you are allergic to certain foods, you would not be eating them anyway, so that's not an issue. Breastfeeding is supposed to help with boosting the immune system and preventing allergies early in baby's life.
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I don't think there's a way to predict or really control allergies before the baby is born...especially the airborne particulates...unless you choose to live in a plastic bubble. If you are allergic to certain foods, you would not be eating them anyway, so that's not an issue. Breastfeeding is supposed to help with boosting the immune system and preventing allergies early in baby's life.
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It's my cat that i worry about. The father of the baby is allergic to cats so i was wondering if it would affect the baby.

 
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