March isn't winter in most of the country, but it sure is in Vermont. Even as I write this in late April, we have about 4 inches of snow on the ground, and counting. Anyway, my oldest daughter was born in March, and she also have has a severe peanut allergy. What do these have to do with each other?
I read with interest this article about winter born babies and food allergies. It is looking like there is an beginning evidence that winter born babies have a higher chance of being allergic to foods, based on their vitamin D deficiency. This is a problem where I live, because the sun rarely shines from November to March (maybe I am being a bit dramatic--). I've since begun giving my girls vitamin D daily if they have spent no time in the sun that day (like today, while it snowed continually on my growing tulips).
According to the article:
"Exposure to low vitamin D levels in the womb, immediately after birth and during early childhood may be key. Read more...