Pregnancy And Fish Oils And Probiotics

Women who take fish oils and probiotics while pregnant could protect their baby from allergies. Fish oil has been found to shield against reactions to hen’s eggs and peanuts. A daily fish oil capsule taken after the 20th week of pregnancy and for the first three or four months of breastfeeding cuts the chances of a child developing an egg allergy by almost a third. The review of 19 studies by Imperial College London also found that it may slash a child’s risk of a peanut allergy by 38%. The researchers also found that a daily probiotic supplement could reduce the risk of childhood eczema by more than a fifth. Read more here.

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