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According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), about 25% of infants and around 60% of people experience eczema up to a year after birth. Multiple factors, such as the use of improper clothing or chemical soaps or lotions, may cause eczema in babies.
However, the research shows that mothers who took at least 1000 IU of vitamin D daily after 14 weeks of pregnancy gave birth to babies with a significantly lower risk of atopical eczema.
Another important factor is that these babies were breastfed after birth, which is how they gained immunity against this skin disease.