Specialists argued that people who introduce peanuts in the diets of their children too early, they may provoke the development of peanut allergy. The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology is bound to publish some guidelines for parents which will indicate that the early exposure to peanuts may trigger the development of allergies in children.
Scientists have gathered evidence that lies as the proof of developing peanut allergy to little children may be dangerous. However, exposing your baby to allergenic foods long before they even reach the age of one can protect the child against food allergies, but this is valid for foods other than peanuts.
Nevertheless, in the trial for the landmark LEAP, babies who showed signs of developing allergies and who were fed peanuts between four and six months old proved to be less exposed to nurture peanuts allergies. Those infants have even demonstrated to have an immune response regarding peanuts.
The guidelines which will be published in 2017 will provide parents with various types of methods to adopt age-appropriate foods to babies who have already started eating solid food. ACAAI also advises parents to pay close attention to their children when eating any nuts preventing choking if children are exposed to whole nuts.
Specialists have argued that foods containing peanuts should be introduced after the parent is sure the baby is healthy, not having diarrhea, vomiting or a cold. New food should be introduced when the baby is healthy. According to the researchers conducted by ACAAI, a child at high risk of acquiring peanut allergy is bound to develop egg allergy or eczema.
The better approach is to test your child for allergies before introducing any allergenic foods. Katie Allen, who is a Ph.D. student at the University of Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospital in Australia, has argued that observational information together with the results from many medical trials indicated that is better to protect your baby from allergenic solids.
She asserted that the expedient method is to not introduce any allergenic foods to a baby younger than one year. This practice could be harmful to the child. In the study she had conducted back in 2010, she analyzed 5,300 normal-risk and high-risk babies. Those who were exposed to cooked egg between four and six months old presented the lowest risk for experiencing egg allergies.
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