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Monday, August 19, 2013

Mode of Delivery and Food Allergy Sensitization

Does the mode of delivery affect whether babies will develop food allergies? Research suggests that babies delivered via c-section are more likely to have altered or delayed bacterial colonization of the gut (integral to the development of the baby's immune system). The c-section babies in the study were twice as likely to be sensitized to cow's milk and any of the five food allergens studied at 12 months of age.
Source: C-Section Babies May have Increased Allergy Risk-

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