Thursday, April 22, 2010

Is Birth Month Associated with Higher Allergy Risk?

Interesting article on BBC News: Winter Babies Are More Prone to Food Allergies. The gist of it:
Babies born in autumn or winter are more likely to develop a food allergy than those born in spring or summer, US researchers have found.

When was the mighty B born, you ask?

October (of course!). Blergh. But we live in California - and the October she was born was sunny and warm and gorgeous.

I never know what to make of these studies - and I always take them with a grain of salt. Or in the case, Vitamin D.

What month was your allergic child born?

18 comments:

lford said...

may

Liz said...

Oh wow! That's something I've never thought about. My son has a peanut allergy and was born in September.

trifitmom said...

strange....my daughter who has a peanut allergy was born sept. 29th !!!!

trifitmom said...

now i want to do a poll

Anonymous said...

peanut allergic child: august
dairy, sesame, egg allergic child: october

Nicole said...

My peanut allergic son was born in April so that doesn't seem to be true of us. In fact my September-born daughter is the one with no allergies.

Anonymous said...

My asthma/peanut allergy girl was born in December! But--my brother, who is allergic to everything from chicken to lima beans was born in August. My grandma who is allergic to lots of foods, including strawberries, was born in July. My father-in-law, who has TERRIBLE asthma was born in April. So--I tend to chalk it up to genetics--the asthma from my husband's family, the food allergies from my family.

Anonymous said...

November..

Haley said...

My allergic son is a June baby!

Anonymous said...

My peanut allergic daughter was born in June...

Penny Pinching Parent said...

My little one was born in January and has a peanut allergy & lots more! I do think respiratory wise... it made a huge difference with her being born during such a cold month and not being out as much!

AllergyMama said...

My son is allergic to peanuts, some tree nuts, eggs and wheat, and he was born in October. He also seems to be irritated by every single baby lotion.

Jenni said...

My peanut allergy boy is a twin, born in February. His fraternal twin brother has no food allergies. He also has 3 other brothers, all with no food allergies.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

J is a July baby.

badlandsquilts said...

My peanut allergic son was born in January in Houston... so not very cold!

Stacys bubble said...

OMG my son was born in OCTOBER and he's allergic to peanuts, milk, and egg and allergies do not run on neither mine nor my hubbys family!

Just Beachy said...

Allergic daughter June . allergic husband February

Anonymous said...

My daughter was born in May.