Introducing peanut products to your baby to help prevent allergies

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Peanut scares and other food allergies can seem to dominate the lunch table, but maybe they don’t have to.

Studies have shown that introducing peanut products between 4-6 months may actually prevent allergies in the long run.

Now, the American Association of Pediatrics recommend breast milk as the sole source of nutrition for your baby for about six months.

But you can start introducing small amounts of soft food when your baby is ready.

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Don’t give raw peanuts, because they will be a chocking hazard.

Instead, a good way to introduce peanut would be mixing a small amount of peanut butter in cereal or yogurt or dissolving peanut butter puffs with breast milk or formula.

You’ll want to introduce the peanut flavor in small amounts and in a controlled environment like at home. Watch for any allergic reactions such as diarrhea, rash, or vomiting. If any of these occur, stop using the new food and consult with your child’s pediatrician.

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