23
February
2015
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05:00 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

The way to drastically reduce the chances of peanut allergy in your child

New research reveals that feeding babies peanut products dramatically reduces the chances of the child developing peanut allergy, an increasingly common allergy. The landmark study found more than an 80 percent reduction.

At meal time for Emily Brown and her daughters, Catherine and Hannah, the jar on the table holds sunflower seed butter because the girls are allergic to peanuts.

"You're always on alert because peanut butter is such a prevalent food in our society," said Brown.

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds parents can greatly reduce the chances of peanut allergy by feeding their babies peanut foods starting at four to 11 months old. The study looked at babies who were high risk because of other allergies.

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