" Breastfeeding linked to nut allergies
- From: AAP
- July 12, 2012 6:04PM
But experts have urged caution about interpreting the study's results, saying it could be that children at higher risk of developing allergies are simply breastfed for a longer time.
The study investigated the link between breastfeeding and nut allergies in 15,000 children in the ACT.
It found the risk of developing a nut allergy was one-and-a-half times higher in children who were only breastfed in their first six months.
But children fed food and fluids other than breast milk were more likely to be protected against nut allergies, the Australian National University study found. "
More likely then not the problem will be with he nipple wipes used, best thing to do is use the mother own milk to wipe the nipple prior to feeding.