New peanut allergy prevention guidelines start in infancy

Peanut allergy affects about 2% of the children in the United States, and those numbers appear to be growing.

A serious peanut allergy can lead to a severe allergic reaction and, rarely, even death, which means some parents avoided introducing peanuts to their children.

“For decades allergists have been recommending that young infants avoid consuming allergenic foods such as peanut to prevent food allergies,” notes Professor Lack, the lead investigator for the LEAP study. “Our findings suggest that this advice was incorrect and may have contributed to the rise in the peanut and other food allergies.”

A clinical trial investigating how to best prevent Peanut Allergy..

Should young children eat peanuts or avoid them? Which is a better approach to preventing peanut allergy?

The results of the LEAP Study are now available

Please remember to consult a doctor before trying anything new. Call 911 right away if your child has an allergic reaction. With love from the Sure Basics Baby Proofing team.