There is a hereditary risk of allergy if close relatives (father and mother or siblings) have an allergy (hay fever, asthma or neurodermatitis, for example). In this case you can already ask your doctor to fill in an allergy questionnaire for you. Take it with you when you go in to give birth. Then the clinic staff will be fully informed.
Being at risk of allergy doesn’t automatically mean your child will develop an allergy. The best protection against it is exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months so that the delicate immune system will not be irritated by foreign proteins – from weaning food, for example.
After you have finished breastfeeding you can feed your baby with the hypoallergenic milk formula from HiPP which are scientifically tested and formulated for allergy prevention.