There has been conflicting research in the past as to whether a mother’s diet during pregnancy or even breastfeeding causes food allergies.
There is a Canadian case study of a young woman and her two pregnancies. In her own words: “My own experience is that I ate everything I could get my hands on during pregnancy which of course included all of the top 8 food allergens. I ate the same diet with both of my pregnancies, and had one child with severe, life threatening food allergies, and one child without!”
The recent research of an allergist based in Montreal, Canada, shows that eating peanuts during pregnancy multiplies the risk by 4 of allergies in a child. The study also found that eating peanuts during breastfeeding triples the risk of the infant developing some allergies.
In 2000, the American Academy of Pediatrics began recommending avoiding peanuts in the last trimester of pregnancy for those families with existing allergies – even hay fever. No follow up studies have been done to determine if this guideline has been followed or if any decrease in food allergies has been seen as a result.
To some extent, the jury is still out on whether maternal avoidance diets during breastfeeding have an effect on allergy outcomes. For now, the results from research are ambiguous. As more studies look at this question, we will hopefully know better whether a mother’s diet in pregnancy and during breastfeeding affects a child’s potential for food allergies.
AllerDine.Com, an organization in suburban Detroit, is an advocacy for allergy sufferers who would like to live their lives as normal as possible. AllerDine.Com has created a state-by-state data base that identifies which restaurants in your neighborhood offer allergy-safe cooking policies and menus.
AllerDine.Com has contacted and then surveyed restaurants throughout the United States and Canada about their food-allergy policy and their allergy friendly kitchen layout. Their database was then transformed into The Food Allergy Friendly Restaurant Guide.
Today, the AllerDine.Com Food Allergy Friendly Restaurant Guide is an invaluable tool for families that are afraid to dine out with food allergy issues. Dining out can be daunting for a family with food allergies. Giving up control of what goes on your plate to strangers is intimidating, especially when the kitchen is behind closed doors and you can't be sure whether your waiter understands exactly what you mean by "allergic to dairy."
Dining out is now possible for families with serious food allergies! Search for restaurants, add a restaurant or rate a restaurant. Register and find out the details you need to make your dining out decision today. Join AllerDine today and start dining out more! Please use the free access to The Food Allergy Friendly Restaurant Guide: www.AllerDine.Com
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