Parents should expose new babies to peanuts to prevent peanut allergy.

Parents should expose new babies to peanuts to prevent peanut allergy.

The National Institute of Health has just issued new clinical guidelines that recommend exposing infants as young as four months old to peanuts, especially if they are deemed at high risk of developing a peanut allergy because they have severe eczema, an egg allergy or both. “The expert panel recommends that these infants have peanut-containing foods introduced into their diets as early as 4 to 6 months of age to reduce the risk of developing peanut allergy,” according to an NIH press release, adding that of course “parents and caregivers should check with their infant’s health care provider before feeding the infant peanut-containing foods.”

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