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    Default Eggs and nursing

    Does anyone know about the risks (if there are any?) in eating eggs and their effect on breast milk? Is it similar to the peanut allery/issue? Thanks..

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    Default Re: Eggs and nursing

    Current recommendations from the AAP for breastfeeding & food allergies do NOT recommend that mom avoid possible highly allergenic foods while breastfeeding to prevent allergies. More here.
    Lynn
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    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
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    Default Re: Eggs and nursing

    Here is some info on allergic reactions in babies with food allergies. There is no reason to avoid any foods until you find they are bothering baby.
    Renee
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    Default Re: Eggs and nursing

    FYI - the AAP recommendations I linked above are more current (Jan 2008) than some of the info in the LLLI article.

    According to the current AAP recommendations:

    Current evidence does not support a major role for maternal dietary restrictions during pregnancy or lactation.
    and
    It is evident that inadequate study design and/or a paucity of data currently limit the ability to draw firm conclusions about certain aspects of atopy prevention through dietary interventions. In some circumstances in which there are insufficient studies (pregnancy and lactation avoidance diets, timing of introduction of specific complementary foods), the lack of proven efficacy does not indicate that the approach is disproved. Rather, more studies would be needed to clarify whether there is a positive or negative effect on atopy outcomes. The following statements summarize the current evidence within the context of these limitations.

    At the present time, there is lack of evidence that maternal dietary restrictions during pregnancy play a significant role in the prevention of atopic disease in infants. Similarly, antigen avoidance during lactation does not prevent atopic disease, with the possible exception of atopic eczema, although more data are needed to substantiate this conclusion.
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
    Breastmilk Donor - http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk
    Click HERE to learn about baby led solids (BLS) / baby led weaning (BLW)

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