Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

February 23, 2015 9:38 PM

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In a landmark new study, researchers found that babies who consumed the equivalent of about four heaping teaspoons of peanut butter each week, starting when they were between 4 and 11 months old, were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday.

Babies at high risk for becoming allergic to peanuts are much less likely to develop the allergy if they are regularly fed foods containing the legumes starting in their first year of life.

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