Sunday, March 8, 2015

Peanuts For Babies

I'm sure you've heard the recent new reports.  Researchers are now proposing feeding peanuts to babies.  This comes form a new study published on February 23rd, 2015, in the New England Journal of  Medicine which adds to the growing evidence that it’s not just Ok, but actually healthful to give young children peanuts to protect against future allergies.

In the study, babies that were regularly fed small amounts of peanuts in their infancy for at least 4 years cut their risk of future peanut allergy by 81 percent compared to kids who avoided peanuts.  The authors still caution that the first few times you give a baby peanuts should be in a pediatricians office under a Doctors supervision just in case your child happens to be severely allergic.

But this is good news for kids, and will perhaps stop the growing numbers of children who develop peanut allergies.

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