Sunday, November 15, 2009

Breastfeeding And Eczema

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Breastfeeding can be both helpful and harmful for infants prone to baby eczema. Breast milk can actually prevent some babies from getting eczema. However, if the nursing mother is consuming foods that can trigger eczema, the nursing infant can get eczema from allergens in breast milk. Foods that commonly act as allergens are seafood, nuts, dairy products, and eggs.

Some other foods can act as allergens and cause breast milk eczema. If the baby continues to have eczema after the mother has restricted common allergens from her diet, she should consult a physician. If the baby is eating solid foods, the doctor may want the parents to refrain from feeding the baby certain baby foods and other foods.

Breastfeeding baby eczema can occur because elements of what the nursing mother consumes can be found in the breast milk. This is why it is dangerous for nursing mothers to take illegal drugs, consume alcohol, or take some prescription medications. Just as those substances can pass to the baby through breast milk, so can allergens.

Another potential cause for baby eczema from breastfeeding could be the use of lanolin-based nipple cream. If a nursing mother’s nipples become sore, she may use a skin care product that helps heal nipples. A common ingredient in these nipple creams is lanolin. Lanolin is a common trigger for atopic dermatitis and baby eczema.

As a baby is latched on to the mother’s nipples, this lanolin cream is likely to come in contact with the baby’s face or chin. The areas around the face of an infant are common places for eczema to develop. Therefore, the use of lanolin or other skin care products may need to be considered as a potential cause for the baby eczema.

There are several potential causes for baby eczema. A mother or even the physician may never know what causes a case of baby eczema. Even the baby’s saliva is a potential cause. Other common causes are laundry detergents, soap, and some fabrics.

If a breastfed baby develops eczema, the nursing mother may want to avoid the common trigger foods and the use of products containing lanolin. Using only gentle laundry detergent for the baby’s clothing and bedding may help.

Only mild soaps should be used on an infant’s sensitive skin. Prolonged bathing of the infant should be avoided. Applying a gentle, hypoallergenic moisturizer to the area may help treat any dry skin and irritation of the baby eczema rash. Hypoallergenic moisturizer should be applied after the infant is bathed. If the rash does not clear quickly, the parents should consult the doctor or pediatrician.

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