New Guidelines for Introducing Peanuts to Babies

New Guidelines for Introducing Peanuts to Babies

The National Institute of Allergy & Infections Diseases just released some new guidelines about introducing peanuts to infants, to decrease the risk of peanut allergy. Headlines read “Introduce peanuts by 6 months of age, to prevent peanut allergy.” The “by 6 months” part isn’t totally what the┬áresearch shows, or what the guidelines currently recommend. Watch my video below, where I break down:

  • The guidelines and what is actually new (the recommendation to start allergens around 6 months has been around since 2008).
  • The studies that support introducing allergens at 6 months, and do they support introducing allergens earlier at 4-6 months?
  • How to introduce peanuts into your baby’s diet.
3 Comments
  • Angela
    Posted at 05:49h, 07 January Reply

    Very interesting Jennifer. I so wish that Facebook etc was around when my kids were little. So good that you’re sharing this important information on Facebook Live which makes it easier for new parents to figure out the whole eating and allergy thing.

  • April
    Posted at 14:38h, 08 January Reply

    What a detailed, comprehensive, informative post, Jennifer!! Just like Angela said, I really wish you were around when my kids were little!! I will be sharing your post and site with the many parents and soon-to-be parents I know! (You’re awesome at video, too!!)

  • Jul's
    Posted at 18:39h, 12 January Reply

    Wow, I wish I had your help when my sons were little. My oldest had allergies and could not eat solids for the first year of his life. It would have been so great to just log in to Facebook and watch your informative and helpful video. Keeping up with the changing recommendations for little ones is so important. I will definitely share your information to my friends with little children. Really fascinating to learn that the non avoidance group had less allergies and introducing peanuts earlier can actually curtail allergies.

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