Did you know the new USDA guidelines recommend introducing peanut and egg at 4+ months for every baby to help prevent food allergies? Learn more here.
It’s important to introduce allergens early and often to help prevent food allergies for
Here’s what you should know:
Start Early: Allergists recommend starting around 4-6 months.
Keep Going: continue until baby is consistently eating allergenic foods in their diet
Early allergen introduction is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and more.
Protect Your Baby From Food Allergies
The American Academy of Pediatrics and National Institutes of Health recommend early infant introduction of allergenic foods. As a baby’s immune system develops, parents only get one chance for creating a positive response to allergenic foods.
The Top 3
Allergens Affecting Children
Affects up to 2% of children
Affects 2% of children
Affects 2-3% of children
< 3 years old
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