The recently released National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) guidelines and recommendations about the early introduction of peanut foods to prevent peanut allergy [1] has sparked almost equal parts enthusiasm and questions.

In this video, Dr. Shahzad Mustafa, allergist and medical advisory board chair for FAACT addresses some common questions about the new guidelines ― including what this means for parents with infants and ways to safely introduce peanuts into the diet.

As always, you should discuss your child’s specific dietary needs with a pediatrician.

Additionally, here’s a helpful resource from www.peanutallergyfacts.org that offers a few additional ways to add peanut to an infant’s diet: Here’s help for introducing peanut protein to your infant

[1]Togias A, Cooper SF, Acebal ML, Assa’ad A, Baker J, Beck, LA, et al. Addendum guidelines for the prevention of peanut allergy in the United States: Report of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-sponsored expert panel.Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017:1-8.