Why C-Section Babies May Be at Higher Risk for a Food Allergy

Could there be a link between having a C-section and your baby’s chances of developing a peanut allergy?

Yes, a team of Canadian researchers warns.

Their new study found that babies born via cesarean section appear to have relatively low levels of so-called Bacteroides, a specific form of bacteria that is key to the proper development of a child’s immune system.

The finding follows an analysis of bacterial content found in more than 1,400 Canadian infants, both when they hit 3-4 months of age and again when they turned 1 year.