Mediterranean Diet: Prenatal Benefits?
Study Suggests Diet by Pregnant Moms Can Reduce Allergy Risk for Their Kids
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Safe for Pregnant Women?
But it is not clear if eating a largely plant-based diet, with protein
derived mainly from fish and eggs, is a good idea for pregnant women and their
A 1994 study found that pregnant women who followed the diet got only about
a third of the daily recommended intake of iron.
Greer says the single best thing an expectant mom can do to reduce her
child's risk for allergic disease is to plan to breastfeed exclusively for at
least four months.
That was the main recommendation of the AAP nutrition committee in its new
guidelines for preventing allergic disease, released just last week.
"The best evidence we have says breastfeeding helps protect
high-risk children against asthma and allergies," he says.