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Preventing Eczema in Babies

by Randall Neustaedter OMD

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The best prevention for eczema and other allergies of babies can begin in pregnancy. Mothers can do two things that have been shown in clinical research studies to prevent eczema and asthma.

During pregnancy take a broad spectrum probiotic supplement (20 billion CFU), and take vitamin D3 at a dose potent enough to raise vitamin D blood levels to 50-100 ngl/ml. That usually requires a dose of 5,000-10,000 IU of vitamin D3 per day.

Babies can begin taking both probiotics and vitamin D as well after birth. The vitamin D dose for infants is 1,000 IU per day, and probiotic dose is 10 billion CFU. It is also a good idea to take vitamin K2 with vitamin D to prevent deficiencies and promote bone development.

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