Enhancing your Baby’s Nutrition May Help Avoid Allergies & Asthma As They Grow

More children are now suffering from asthma and allergies than before. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), more than 6 million children under the age of 18 have asthma and more than 50 million Americans have environmental and/or food allergies. What’s even more surprising is that asthma and allergies are often impacted by the development of an infant’s gut during infancy.


New research shows that American babies’ gut microbiome has changed remarkably from our grandparents’ generation. This is due in part to modern medical practices such as antibiotics and C-sections, which interrupt the transfer of beneficial bacteria from mom to baby. Additionally, American babies now have gut microbiomes that are completely different from babies in other countries where that transfer still occurs, and where rates of metabolic and immune diseases remains lower. The key change is that American babies are now missing B. infantis – the good bacteria which protect baby’s gut from potentially harmful bacteria.  Without this beneficial bacteria, potentially harmful bacteria can dominate baby’s gut.  Many studies link these potentially harmful bacteria to higher risk of allergies and asthma.





I had an amazing opportunity to interview Pediatrician, Dr. Tanya Altmann, a leading expert in baby nutrition and gut health. 

To learn more about how to help your children, listen to the following recording.


About Dr. Tanya Altmann

Dr. Tanya Altmann is a leading pediatrician and best-selling author. Her expertise lies in baby nutrition and gut health, but she also speaks to everyday parenting issues. Altmann is the author of What to Feed Your Baby, Baby and Toddler Basics (Feb 2018) and Mommy Calls, as well as editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ parenting books, The Wonder Years and Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5. Dr. Tanya has made numerous media appearances and contributions over the years, but she would say her most important role is being mom to her amazing three boys.

About Lisa

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