Frequently Asked Questions

Who Are We?

America’s peanut farmers – through the  National Peanut Board – have contributed more than $25.3 million for food allergy research, education and outreach since 2001. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is a professional medical organization of more than 6,000 allergists-immunologists and allied health professionals. ACAAI allergists are board-certified physicians trained to diagnose allergies and asthma, administer immunotherapy, and provide patients with the best treatment outcomes. The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team educates, advocates, and raises awareness for all individuals and families affected by food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxis.

What are the new guidelines?

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What research are these recommendations based on?

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Why did the guidelines for introducing peanut foods change?

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Will these recommendations prevent all babies from developing peanut allergy?

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Do the recommendations apply to other allergens than peanut?

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Should I speak to a pediatrician or family doctor before introducing peanut foods?

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If my baby is older than the recommended age to introduce peanut, what should I do?

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How much and how often should peanut foods be fed to the infant?

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What do I do if my baby has a reaction? What do I look for?

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