Did you know that eczema in babies increases food allergy risk?
Babies with eczema can be over 600% more likely to develop a food allergy. This is because food particles in the air (like peanut dust), on surfaces, or even on a parent’s hands -- can enter the body through dry, cracked skin.
When this happens, the baby’s immune system can become sensitized to that food as opposed to tolerant to it.
Because of this, it’s critical that babies’ first exposure to foods be through the tummy, so their developing immune system will recognize and accept a food as food.