Why does it seem like there are more peanut allergies than ever before? is a question I am frequently asked in my classes.
For years parents with children at high risk for allergies were told to avoid giving peanuts until age 3. But, results from a landmark study published this year may change that thinking. LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy) a study conducted in London suggests that many peanut allergies may be prevented by exposing children to the food in infancy.
This new practice may curb or reverse the recent dramatic rise in peanut allergies. Read more about the study.
Parents must always seek medical advice before introducing any peanut products to their child.