Peanut Study Questions Allergy Wisdom
Start spreading the news. For years, parents have kept peanuts away from babies for fear of life-threatening allergic reactions. But a landmark study has found that infants who consume about four heaping teaspoons of peanut butter each week, starting by 11 months of age, are more than 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. Researchers recommend that most babies should eat peanut products as soon as they wean — so parents can feel free to go a bit nuts.