Monday, March 21, 2011

Food Allergies & Birth Order

According to a new study, older siblings are more likely to have a food allergy than their younger brothers or sisters.  Here's the link to the article that was posted on yesterday.

What do you think?  It's applicable to our family, but I know of several families where the youngest child is the one and only family member that has a food allergy.

I love that scientist and doctors are doing so much research on food allergies.  Interesting that they now know that first born children have more food allergies than their younger siblings. Do you know what would be even more interesting though?? If they could tell us why!!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Nope. As far as I know, our oldest, our daughter does not have any allergies. No eczema, nothing (and praying for it to stay that way). Our son, born 2nd, has a peanut allergy and eczema and likely some pollen issues too.