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Vanderbilt Dr. Discusses Peanut Allergy Guidelines

Posted at 9:57 PM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-06 15:44:56-05

New guidelines released by the National Institute of Health say that giving your baby peanut butter may actually help prevent them from developing a peanut allergy.

Over the past 15-years, peanut allergies have quadrupled, but the new guidelines say early exposure be a way to prevent the potentially deadly allergy.

Health experts are now advising parents to introduce peanut butter to babies as young as 6-months old.

For babies with no eczema, or mild-to-moderate eczema, it's safe to do at home with a simple recipe.

Babies with egg allergies or severe eczema, should see an allergist and have a skin test first.

For the complete list of guidelines, click here.