Researchers say babies may benefit from eating peanut products
Researchers say babies with eczema or an egg allergy may benefit from eating peanut products.
The Canadian Medical Association Journal published an article on Monday involving 640 infants with eczema or an egg allergy. The infants were fed two grams of peanut protein three times a week. About 3% of the children who ate peanut protein developed a peanut allergy later.
By age five, 17% who avoided peanuts developed an allergy. It's recommended to have at-risk children tested for allergies before introducing peanuts into their diets.
Do not test this research on your child and check with your doctor before any changes to diet.