The aha! Swiss Allergy Centre and the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF) believe that education is essential to raising awareness and increasing the practice of breastfeeding as a valuable allergy prevention measure.
To achieve those goals, the centre compiled a comprehensive summary of the latest research findings on breastfeeding and allergies/atopic diseases in collaboration with experts in allergology. The summarised findings are being used to update and create educational materials for health specialists and people affected by allergies, as well as their families.
“Allergy prevention is an important mainstay of aha! Swiss Allergy Centre. It is our mission to help reduce the prevalence of allergies by developing projects and programmes in collaboration with engaged partners.” – Hannes Lüthi, Deputy Managing Director and Head Specialist Services, aha! Swiss Allergy Centre
The aha! Swiss Allergy Centre is disseminating the educational resources via its many service offerings, such as the aha!infoline where trained advisors provide personalised consultations, informational workshops for parents, and professional development courses and training modules.
The partners hope that by integrating the topic of breastfeeding and allergy prevention into the services of the centre, understanding and acceptance of breastfeeding as a preventative measure against allergies will increase among healthcare professionals and the general public alike.
The aha! Swiss Allergy Centre offers information on a range of topics, such as:
• Eczema / skin reactions
Please check their website for the latest on causes, prevention and treatment of allergies and intolerances.
FLRF donated CHF 107,000 to the educational project.