Hypoallergenic diet lactating mothers

Most breastfeeding women do not need to comply with some strict dietary recommendations, and by the end of the first month of lactation, they return to the usual diet for yourself, keeping only the general rules (with the exception of alcohol, citrus, chocolate, strawberry, honey, smoked).However, in some situations, a nursing mother needs a special hypoallergenic diet, the menu is kept to a minimum content of foods that can cause allergic reactions in the baby.


  • 1 Indications hypoallergenic diet
  • 2 What is hypoallergenic diet
  • 3 How to start
  • 4 composition diet

Compliance low-allergenic dietIt is required in the following cases:

Some mothers ask a question: is it worth to suffer, and indulge in all things, to continue to breastfeed?Is not it easier to go to the artificial mixture?

replacement feeding is sometimes (not always!) Really seemed to give a positive result: the allergic symptoms subside or even disappear.But the effect will be temporary, because the mixture to

feed the child exclusively, even the most expensive and full of all sorts of nutrients, you will not be longer than 6 months.At the age of six months, the baby will require additional power supply in the form of complementary foods, and here again the problem starts, and often more serious.Allergy-prone child is not acquainted with the food through breast milk, may respond very rapidly to a new dish for him, as a result of the introduction of complementary foods is delayed and delayed, and the baby loses a lot of valuable and necessary elements to it.

If you care about the health of her baby, then continue to breast-feed - the best solution.Breast milk - the optimal food, all the beneficial effects of which are not able to play no artificial substitutes.By breastfeeding you will be able to acquaint the child with different kinds of food ingredients which will penetrate into your milk;gradually accustom the child to small doses of allergens, and the subsequent introduction of complementary foods will be much easier.In addition, breast milk is rich in enzymes help the immature digestive system of a baby in the digestion of a new food for him.

Keeping hypoallergenic diet during lactation, you can:

first diet may seem strict, but in the future it will be possible to gradually extend the range of products and dishes, keeping only the most necessary restrictions.

It is best to start with a visit to the doctor - a pediatrician or children's allergist.Independently understand the causes of allergies and to find the optimal diet - an extremely difficult task.Of course, without the active participation of the mother can not do, but the help of competent specialists are able to greatly simplify the achievement of the desired goal:

The next thing you must do before you start a diet - to treat a child with the help of the doctor prescribed drugs for oral and local medicines.Without treatment, changes in the skin can persist for up to several weeks, it is slightly extinguished, it becomes brighter (after eating, crying, walking).Not removing the skin manifestations, you can not determine whether the baby responds to the new product, or the remnants of the former power of your actions.

All hypoallergenic diet can be divided into non-specific and specific.

nonspecific diet appointed moms of kids with mild manifestations of diathesis, as well as in the event of a high probability of developing allergies or pseudoallergy the baby.Non-specific hypoallergenic diet means a complete rejection of products and gistaminoliberatov vysokoallergennyh.Gistaminoliberatorami called the products themselves can not cause allergies, but enhance the body's production of histamine - the active substance responsible for the main symptoms of allergy (swelling, redness, itching).



permitted low-allergenic:

specific hypoallergenic diet is indicated for moderate to severe forms of the allergy.It involves exclusion from the diet gistaminoliberatorov (salting, smoking, pickles, spices) and specific products, which have been identified allergic reactions in the baby.Hypersensitivity reactions (allergy) is very individual, can develop on any, even the most low-allergenic product.To find the culprit of allergy in the infant, nursing mother will have to keep a food diary.To do this, you will need regular notebook in which you daily hours will record everything that is eaten, and next mark the skin of the child.

first two or three days of doing a food diary diet should be particularly strict and rather monotonous: selected several dishes for which the lowest risk of allergy.


1st day: yogurt, boiled rice, boiled lean pork, stewed apples, buckwheat or corn bread, cauliflower steamed.

2nd day: yogurt, buckwheat with butter, boiled lean pork, stewed apples, bread, boiled potatoes (soaked).

3rd day - choose from the menu of the 1st and 2nd day.

If the state of the normal baby, 4 days begin to introduce a new product - a minimum amount in the morning meal.In the absence of the reaction the next day a portion is increased, on the 3rd day it is possible to eat normal portion.Three days for the development of an allergic reaction is quite enough, so if everything is normal, continue to gradually expand the menu, introducing one new product every three days.In the presence of the reaction product on the other hand, a note, and it is eliminated from the diet.

doing so, you will be able to diversify your diet after 3-4 weeks and do not cause allergies in with the baby.

I would add that, in my opinion, with a clear tendency to allergic reactions of the child to achieve a perfect purity skin does not make sense.It is enough if you get to achieve a significant improvement (for example, from the bright rash over the whole surface of the skin will be only rosy cheeks and lots of roughness).Drastic dietary restrictions is very hard to bear nursing mother - both mentally and physically, because the diet is an apparent lack of vitamins and other essential substances.And the use of such a depleted breast milk is significantly reduced.

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