Baking Milk Could Help Children Overcome Dairy Allergy. Heat during baking helps break down the allergenic proteins in milk, and including baked milk in the diet of children who have dairy allergies may be one strategy to help them overcome them. A new study gradually introduced increasing quantities of milk in allergic children’s diets, beginning with the most heated forms and transitioning to unheated. At the end of the study, nearly half of the children could consume unheated milk products with no allergic response. Dietary baked milk accelerates the resolution of cow's milk allergy in children.
Eating Peanuts While Pregnant May Up Allergy Risk. Babies with evidence of food allergies whose mothers ate peanuts during pregnancy may have an increased risk for potentially life-threatening peanut allergies, a new study suggests. Maternal consumption of peanut during pregnancy is associated with peanut sensitization in atopic infants.
Early Exposure to Milk Protein from Cows Increases Allergy Resistance Later in Life, Study Finds. Many doctors suggest that whole cow's milk be avoided in the early months of an infant's feeding. Lactation specialists go even further, counseling "mother's milk only" until baby starts eating solid food. But new research from Tel Aviv University says that mothers who feed their babies cow's milk in the first 15 days of life may be protecting their children from dangerous allergies later on. Early exposure to cow's milk protein is protective against IgE-mediated cow's milk protein allergy.
Peanut allergies on the increase. A survey report in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology says that peanut allergies have tripled in the last decade. Why? The authors don’t really know although they speculate that children aren’t exposed to as much dirt as they used to be. US prevalence of self-reported peanut, tree nut, and sesame allergy: 11-year follow-up.