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Here’s help for introducing peanut protein to your infant

| In 2017, the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-sponsored expert panel released recommendations about the early introduction of peanut foods as a means to prevent peanut allergy. The new guidelines recommend the early and frequent introduction of peanut protein in infants between 4-6 months of age, depending on risk for allergy development, to prevent peanut allergy.... Read more

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  • LEAP Co-Author: How Not to Stress Out About Early Peanut Introduction

    Dr. George Du Toit is the co-author of the LEAP study that found that eating peanut from infancy, as opposed to avoiding it until a child is older, helps to reduce the risk of peanut allergy in a child’s lifetime.... Read more
  • New guidelines to prevent peanut allergies in kids

    New guidelines turning conventional wisdom on its head may help prevent life-threatening peanut allergies in future generations of children. The guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), published today, call for introducing peanuts early into the diets of infants in order to reduce the risk they will go on to develop that allergy.... Read more
  • How to Prevent Peanut Allergies

    About six million young children in the U.S. suffer from food allergies—most commonly to peanuts. Pediatricians and allergy experts once agreed that the best solution was to avoid peanuts altogether, and for years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advised pregnant women with peanut allergies to stop eating peanuts while pregnant and to not feed peanuts to their children when they started on solid foods.... Read more

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