Introducing peanuts foods to your infant early may help prevent a peanut allergy

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Imagine not having to worry you child will develop an allergy to peanuts – and the lifetime of anxiety and fear that come with it.  Fortunately, pediatricians, allergists and others who care for babies now agree: feeding small amounts of peanut foods to infants at the right stage of their development – typically around 4-6 months of age – can have life-changing effects

Evidence continues to build about allergy prevention

Experts base their recommendations on the groundbreaking LEAP Study, in which early introduction reduced development of a peanut allergy by up to 86 percent.  Today, guidelines from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatricians and championed by healthcare providers everywhere.  And evidence continues to grow.  In fact, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-25 also encourage early introduction of peanuts and other foods.


It’s that important. And we have your back.

We get it.  New parents already have on your plate.  But delaying peanut foods – even a little – has been shown to reduce the impact dramatically.  To help, the National Peanut board and partners have assembled these tips, resources and answers to common questions to help you get started with confidence

Introducing Peanut Foods


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