Peanut Allergies and Kids

Just yesterday someone asked me if it was safe to give nut products to a child under the age of 1.  The latest research is changing almost everything we say about introducing foods to children with regards to allergies.  I must admit, changing my advice still feels a little funny.

In other countries, children are given a wide variety of foods complete with spices and other bold flavors in infancy.  They offer yogurt before six months of age, spicy foods, and eggs.  And the kids turn out well.  Imagine that!

In the US, we have continued to watch the numbers of children with nut allergies, etc. rise.  That is the reason the research listed in this piece is so important.  We need to learn how to change course if prevention is possible.

So stay tuned to see how things evolve in the Peanut Allergy research.  In the meantime, consult your child’s pediatrician if you have questions.

Read this piece to understand the latest Peanut Allergy research.

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Joyeux Parenting

I am the proud mother of two beautiful children and have lived in Boston for most of my life. I have over twenty years of experience as a Child Development Specialist working with new families, pediatricians at Mass General Hospital, and Early Intervention. I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the challenges related to breastfeeding, behavior management, picky eaters, discipline, sleep, and development. I love being a wife and mother and sharing my experiences-the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am constantly learning about new evidence based information as it relates to parenting. Most importantly, I think it is crucial to recognize that we all make mistakes and learn from them. I am a firm believer that humor is essential as you navigate the world. Parenting should be full of joy and that is why I started my business Joyeux Parenting. Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences with you.

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