18 Aug Baby reflux meds increase risk of allergies
There is little that’s more upsetting than an infant in distress. I still shudder when I recall my 18 year olds’ colicky year. We so often want to do whatever we can to help. Unfortunately, a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics revealed a significant increase risk of future allergic disease including asthma and food allergies in infants who were given acid suppressing medications.
“There is a plausible biological mechanism for the association of ASMs [acid-suppressive medications] with allergic diseases,” the authors wrote. “Acid-suppressive medications may interfere with the digestion of food antigens, resulting in the sensitization of the immune system to predispose children to allergic diseases. Moreover, ASMs may alter the composition and function of the gut microbiome, a known predictor of allergic diseases.”
Naturopathic medicine can shine in cases of infant reflux! Spread the word!!