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 research 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.