The rise in infant immune diseases, most notably allergies, highlights the specific vulnerability of the immune system to early environmental challenges. A strong, balanced immune system acts as the first line of defence.
Allergy can be debilitating and distressing and can have an impact beyond the patient, affecting family life and straining the healthcare system. Infant food allergies such as cow’s milk allergy (CMA) can be particularly challenging and complex to recognise. Symptoms can be varied and affect multiple body systems, including baby’s skin; rashes, gut; diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation and respiratory system; wheezing.
Identifying symptoms early and intervening with nutritional solutions can have a long-lasting effect on these infant immune diseases, relieving symptoms and helping to support immune development and long term health. Here you can learn about the latest thinking in diagnosis, nutritional management of cow’s milk allergy and the role of ingredients such as prebiotics and probiotics that influence the immune response through rebalancing the gut microbiota.