To counteract the development of food allergies in infants and young children already receive, use is made of different types of diet.

Prevention is limited only to the diet of the child and the infant. A diet during pregnancy has no positive effect on reducing the development of a food allergy of the child. Also in the lactation of the mother is rarely recommended a diet. The preventive diet refers only to high-risk children in whom there is already at least one parent and / or a sibling of an allergy.

Preventive diets for the prevention of food allergies

Preventive diets include the following options with a:

# exclusive breastfeeding for 4 – 6 months
# extensively hydrolyzed infant formula (breastmilk substitute)
# late and some complementary feeding
# Avoidance of potential allergens such as egg, fish and nuts in the first Age, Hypoallergenic Formula

Hypoallergenic diet

At a high intake of food allergens such as

# Cow’s milk,
# Eggs,
# Fish,
# Nuts,
# Chocolate and
# Citrus fruits


Should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation. This is especially true in allergic diseases of the mother, because the antigens absorbed in small quantities and lead both the natural cycle as well as through breast milk to a greater awareness of the child. Exists in pregnant women and nursing mothers, a food intolerance, is sufficient to meet demand of proteins, minerals and trace elements, a medical or dietary advice essential.

Breastfeeding for general allergy prevention

The 6-month exclusive breastfeeding is recommended especially in infants, where both parents or a sibling of an atopic disease suffer. This may be a delay but not prevent the manifestation of atopic dermatitis or food allergies can be achieved.

Dietary recommendations in familial allergy

The focus of dietary recommendations for both mother and child in a family allergy, a holistic approach with an infant is just adequate nutrition , which in its full value should not be restricted. With this type of diet can include both mother and infant allergenic substances in the diet, the organism is on the other hand given the opportunity to learn about the variety of food and so to adapt to the environment. It is also proposed to unambiguously proven allergy to rarely consumed foods such as celery and walnuts to avoid during pregnancy. In the presence of allergy to basic foods such as

# Cereals,
# Egg
# Fish and
# Cow’s milk

in the expectant mother or father of the child when the pregnant woman, only a reduced consumption is recommended instead of renunciation. For a family predisposed infant industrially produced foods is not recommended, as this often thickeners, emulsifiers and other additives may be added. It should, if possible, a salt-and low-sugar foods with ingredients from certified organic cultivation are even prepared.