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Infants should be eating peanuts by six months, allergists say: Should infants be fed possible allergens to reduce risk of severe allergic reactions?

Infants should be eating peanuts by six months, allergists say: Should infants be fed possible allergens to reduce risk of severe allergic reactions?
  • YES THEY SHOULD BE EXPOSED TO ALL THE ALLERGENS

    Instead of delaying peanut exposure in infancy, as earlier guidelines recommended, one should actively introduce peanut.The risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction is higher if a child eats peanut for the first time at around one year of age. Children at high risk for peanut allergy – those with severe eczema or egg allergy – should consume foods containing peanuts by four to six months of age, but only after being tested by a medical professional for a possible allergic reaction.

  • The younger the better!

    People like to shy their children away from foods and other things that have been known to cause common allergies, but the problem is that it's just exacerbating the issue. It's much better to let your child come into contact with these things from a young age, so they are more likely to build up a tolerance.

  • Yes, infants should be fed possible allergens to reduce risk of severe allergic reactions.

    Yes, infants should be fed possible allergens to reduce risk of severe allergic reactions. They should be exposed to a wide variety of foods in order to determine which foods they are allergic to and what their taste choices are. There's no reason to avoid possible disasters forever. At some point, you'll have to try it to find out.

  • Yes, infants should be fed possible allergens to reduce the risk of severe allergic reactions.

    Yes, infants should be fed possible allergens to reduce the risk of severe allergic reactions. If infants are fed possible allergen-inducing foods like peanuts at a young age, they are much more likely to be less susceptible to suffering from allergic reactions from them in adulthood. This will make it much easier to fly on planes where peanuts are served.

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