Probiotics Use by Mothers Limits Eczema in Their Babies

Mothers who drank milk with a probiotic supplement during and after pregnancy were able to cut the incidence of eczema in their children by almost half.

A randomized, double-blind study compared mothers who drank one glass of probiotic milk a day to women who were given a placebo. Use of the probiotic milk reduced the incidence of eczema by 40 percent in children up to age two.

According to Eurekalert:

“Previous studies have shown that ingestion of some probiotics by children may prevent eczema, but this is the first study to show a preventative effect when the mother alone consumed the probiotics.”

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