A federal panel newly recommends peanuts for babies and toddlers as a new research finds it will make them less likely to develop peanut allergies, the types which are endemic across United States.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released Thursday guidelines that parents should start making their children have peanuts in foods as early as infant age.
Earlier the guidelines were different and suggested not to offer peanuts at very early age.
NIH said the exposure to peanuts lower high-risk babies’ odds of developing allergy dramatically.
The new guidelines provide information about how and when to introduce peanut-containing foods to infants.
A Omaha mom Gwenn Aspen has been facing severe allergy situations for her 9-year-old daughter Christine who is highly allergic to peanuts and several other foods too. She takes aut0-injectors to treat it and wears a fanny pack containing EpiPens wherever she goes.
The mother said even though the new guidelines will not help her daughter in any way, but it is exciting to know other children might not face the same challenges as Christine.
Allergist at the Asthma and Allergy Center in Bellevue, Dr. G. Daniel Brooks, said the new guidelines will be so much better for so many people.