Avoiding peanut allergies early on

. January 30, 2017.
Peanut Allergies

New recommendations from the National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases say to give kids, especially infants, foods
containing peanuts early and often as a way to help avoid peanut
allergies. Doctors now recommend giving babies pureed food or finger
food containing peanut powder or extract before they are six months
old. Experts believe introducing the foods early allow the body to
tolerate the food instead of reacting to it, which can lower the likelihood
of developing an allergy to that food. Babies and toddlers should
never be given whole peanuts or peanut bits, though, because they
can be a choking hazard.