4 Easy Ways To Introduce Peanut Butter To Infants
Did you know that in the last two decades, food allergies have increased by 50% and nut allergies have tripled? However, there’s good news. Thanks to the groundreaking LEAP Study, we now know that most peanut allergies can be prevented by starting peanut foods in the first year of life. Based on the LEAP Study, new pediatric feeding guidelines encourage parents to introduce baby-friendly peanut foods in infancy, depending on each child’s risk factors, to help prevent peanut allergies.
The NIAID Guidelines outline how to introduce peanuts for the first time, the signs of an allergic reaction, and the following recipe suggestions for regularly including peanut in infant’s diets:
Peanut puffs that can be softened with water for infants less than 7 months of age.
Thinning peanut butter with warm water until desired consistency is achieved.
Mixing peanut butter into fruit or vegetable puree.
Adding peanut flour or peanut butter powder into fruit or vegetable puree.
Mission MightyMe’s Proactive Peanut Puffs were developed for exactly this purpose by Dr. Gideon Lack, who led the landmark research that formed the new feeding guidelines.