1 in every 13 children, and the numbers carry on to rise. With the deadly prospective of food allergies, many parents keep certain foods away from their young children. But doctors are now endorsing that parents give their children peanuts – a highly allergenic food – at just four months old.
Most parents rely on that avoiding peanuts and other allergenic foods might help keep their children safe from suffering a hazardous allergic reaction. In the past, doctors have recommended that parents avoid giving their children peanuts until the age of 3. But new research has led paediatricians to believe that avoiding peanuts may in fact have the opposite effect.