Research continues to support the benefits of early allergen introduction to help avoid possibly food allergies. The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines encouraging early introduction of allergenic foods, like peanut, starting as early as 4 months of age. More recently, the USDA released their 2020-2025 guidelines also stressing the importance of introducing allergenic foods early and often.
While more parents understand why introducing allergens in baby's diet early is important, how they do this safely – and simply is something we sought to solve.
“How do I introduce allergens [peanut] early is a question I get really often from parents,” says Katie Ferraro, a dietitian and infant feeding specialist, associate professor of nutrition at the University of California San Francisco Graduate School of Nursing and mother of seven who writes Fortified Family. “Early introduction of peanut protein is clearly effective at reducing the likelihood of peanut allergies – and doing so safely is actually easier than you might think!" shares Ferraro. "As a Registered Dietitian I am a FOOD FIRST proponent! I believe babies who are 6 months + showing the other signs of readiness to feed CAN and SHOULD be given the opportunity to try a variety of foods, including the potentially allergenic foods, like peanut," adds Ferraro. "Puffworks baby organic peanut butter puffs are a safe and easy way to introduce peanut protein to your baby. They’re the perfect size for your baby to pick up and self-feed for baby-led weaning and I love that they have no added sugar, minimal sodium and they dissolve easily in your baby’s mouth!"
Our Puffworks baby organic peanut butter puffs take the stress and mess out of early peanut introduction and are:
- USDA-Certified Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Kosher (OU).
- Easy for baby to hold.
- Soft enough the dissolve (when eaten).
- Contain no added sugar.
- Contain simple ingredients: peanut butter, corn and (minimal amounts) of sea salt (<15 mg).
Plus, we did the math for you! Three (3) bags a week equates to about 6g of peanut protein exposure per week – the amount of protein used in the Learning Early About Peanut Allergy Study – or LEAP - to show the positive effects early peanut exposure had in reducing peanut allergies beginning at 4 months and continued through 5 years of age.