Listen up all you pregnant and breastfeeding moms who suffer from allergies, eczema, hay fever, or allergy-related asthma…a recent study shows if mom takes specific probiotics while pregnant and breastfeeding, baby’s risk of developing eczema during the first 24 months of life is significantly reduced. That's great news! There are literally hundreds of strains of probiotics and each have various functions. The two strains shown effective in this particular study are Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Bifidobacterium longum (1). The good news is, this is not the first study to show a relationship between mom taking probiotics during pregnancy and baby’s reduced risk of allergy (2, 3).
Here’s how probiotics works: Your gut is home to billions of bacteria, good and bad. Probiotics colonize the intestines with good bacteria and ultimately keep the bad bacteria from multiplying. When harmful bacteria take over, it is associated with a weakened immune response, possibly leading to the develop...Read More