Baby, meet peanut.
The American Academy of Pediatrics
Recommends introducing peanut-containing foods to most infants around 6 months of age. For some, this may help reduce peanut allergy risks by as much as 80 percent. The AAP recommends that children with eczema and/or egg allergy first consume peanut-containing foods under medical supervision, and then about 6g of peanut protein per week until the age of five. That’s the equivalent of three MeWe squeeze packs per week.
Research & Press
Randomized Trial of Peanut Consumption in Infants at Risk for Peanut Allergy
A clinical trial investigating how to best prevent Peanut Allergy. Should young children eat peanuts or avoid them?
Consensus Communication on Early Peanut Introduction and the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in High-risk Infants
Food & Drug Administration
FDA Qualified Health Claim: For most infants with severe eczema and/or egg allergy who are already eating solid foods, introducing foods containing ground peanuts between 4 and 10 months of age and continuing consumption may reduce the risk of developing a peanut allergy by 5 years of age. FDA has determined, however, that the evidence supporting this claim is limited to one study.
If your infant has severe eczema and/or egg allergy, check with your infant’s healthcare provider before feeding foods containing ground peanuts.