Asthma prevention in children
Asthma prevention efforts should begin as early as possible, particularly if other members of the family already suffer from asthma.
Ideally, asthma prevention should begin during pregnancy, or soon after birth.
During pregnancy, it may be helpful to avoid highly allergenic foods, such as peanuts, especially during the second and third trimester of pregnancy.
When the baby is born, exclusive breastfeeding seems to prevent wheezing during early childhood. It is not yet clear, whether breastfeeding has any longer-term benefits with regards to asthma. Furthermore, it is recommended to delay introducing solid foods until at least the baby is 4 to 6 months old.
If you have reason to believe that your child could be suffering from asthma, you should seek medical advice.
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