Early peanut introduction is now recommended
The Learning Early About Peanut Allergies (LEAP) showed that early introduction to peanuts in a safe-form (e.g puffs!) reduces a baby’s chance of developing a peanut allergy by up to 86% .
The American Academy of Pediatrics and others recommend introducing peanut-containing foods to infants (4-6 months+) and continuing until age 5.
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The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and other medical and allergy groups have endorsed new guidelines.
The National Peanut Board together with the ACAAI and the FAACT, launched a new website, PreventPeanutAllergies.org, designed to help parents take the first step to prevent their child from developing a peanut allergy. The site offers a lot of great resources and information about the new recommendations for introducing peanuts to infants early.