Caesarean section increases the risk of allergies in children


26/02/2013

Having a baby through Caesarean section increases it 5 times the risk of developing allergies in the future. New data presented members of the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, reports The Daily Mail.

The fact that babies born by Caesarean section, to overcome the birth canal, in which the bacteria are present, so that their immune system is not activated. The same experts explain the harm of excessive sterility at an early age for a child’s health - it increases the vulnerability of the child to different kinds of diseases in the future.

"We believe that the impact on the child bacteria in the birth canal is extremely important for the immune system," - says Christine Cole Johnson, author of the study. The research team observed the 1 thousand 258 newborns, and then evaluating their condition after 1, 6, 12 and 24 months. The specialists were also analyzed samples of umbilical cord of children, stool, blood, parents, mother’s breast milk and house dust.

The study took into account family history of allergic diseases, the presence of pets in the home, exposure to tobacco smoke, a child’s illness, the use of drugs and especially pregnancy. It was found that children born by caesarean are subject to allergies to 5 times more often. Causative agents of the disease are, as a rule, dust mites, pet dander, and pollen.

The study authors presented their findings at the annual meeting of the American Academy for Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in San Antonio (TX).


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