According to recent findings, if you eat low-fat yoghurt when you are pregnant, there is a higher risk of your baby developing allergic rhinitis or hay fever, and asthma.
The study was actually designed to assess whether or not the fatty acids that are found in dairy products can protect children from allergic diseases. It was found that drinking milk during pregnancy had no effect on the development of asthma. In fact, milk can protect against it. But low-fat yoghurt was a different story.
The results showed that, compared to women who ate no low-fat yoghurt during their pregnancy, women who ate low-fat yoghurt at least once a day throughout their pregnancy were 1.6 times likelier to have kids who had asthma by age 7. The children in the latter category were also at higher risk for allergic rhinitis.