Allergies are an increasingly common phenomenon that now affects 20 – 30% of babies. As a consequence of an allergy they could suffer from skin rashes (atopic dermatitis), swelling in the lip area and later hay fever and asthma.
Breast milk is naturally low in allergens and contains valuable protection agents that strengthen the baby’s resistance from the inside. Therefore, babies from allergy-afflicted families should be breastfed for six months if possible. This is the best way to prevent allergies.
If your baby is not breastfed, only partly breastfed or not breastfed anymore, experts recommend hypoallergenic formula (= HA formula).