Feeding your baby peanut butter could prevent allergies

Feeding your baby peanut butter could prevent allergies

Being exposed to peanut products at an early age could stop children from developing nut allergies later on

Peanutbutter

The idea that feeding your child peanut products could prevent them from developing a nut allergy has been backed up by new research.

A new study has found that exposing little ones to peanut products could cut the risk of developing an allergy by 80 per cent.

The study found that if a child has eaten peanut snacks within their first 11 months of life, then by five years old they could stop eating them entirely for a year and still not develop an allergy, suggesting that children can become protected from these allergies and the effect is long-lasting.

Illustration credit: Mitch Williams

RELATED ARTICLES

Related Articles

How to: Forget allergies & enjoy summer
Baby & Toddler Health
How to: Forget allergies & enjoy summer
How to: Forget allergies and enjoy summer Oh, dear: sneezing season is here....
What you should know about childhood allergies
Baby & Toddler Health
What you should know about childhood allergies
What you should know about childhood allergies One in 11 children now live with...
Hydrolysed baby formula doesn't reduce risk of allergies
Baby & Toddler Health
Hydrolysed baby formula doesn't reduce risk of allergies
Hydrolysed baby formula doesn't reduce risk of allergies This formula doesn’t...
6 things you need to know about picky eating
Baby & Toddler Health
6 things you need to know about picky eating
6 things you need to know about picky eating Experts at University of Derby...

email block

grown-from-goodness-only-the-best-for-your-little-oneBaby & Toddler Health

Grown from goodness; only the best for your little one

HiPP’s farming methods meet (and in many cases exceed) the requirements of the EU Organic Farming Regulations.
expert-advice-about-jaundiceBaby & Toddler Health

Expert advice about jaundice

Jaundice can look dramatic but in many cases it will get better on its own
all-you-need-to-know-about-baby-jabsBaby & Toddler Health

All you need to know about baby jabs

Taking your baby to get their jabs isn’t fun for anyone, but it could be far worse.
win-luxury-baby-skincare-gift-sets-from-harry-roseWin

Win luxury baby skincare gift sets from Harry & Rose

We've teamed up with award winning baby skincare specialists, Harry & Rose to give one lucky Gurgle fan the chance...
win-a-joie-spin-360-infant-car-seat-worth-250Win

Win a Joie spin 360™ infant car seat worth £250!

We've teamed up with Joie Baby to offer parents the chance to win a safety child car seat.
win-the-ultimate-ergobaby-newborn-bundle-worth-over-320Win

Win the ultimate Ergobaby newborn bundle worth over £320

We've teamed up with Ergobaby to help you prepare for your new arrival by giving you the chance to win...