Peanuts for babies? Studies back allergy-preventing strategy

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    RonriiUrufu

    Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.

    Being unable to digest milk I was fed off my parents' dinner table from my first weeks as an infant. Never developed any food allergies and I'm very glad about that. Milk is still somewhat risky, cheese and yoghurt are not.

    But if food allergies continue to flourish, in a couple of years anyone armed with a handful of peanuts might be able to rob a bank...

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    coskuri

    As soon as I could grab some (6 month old ?) I was eating peanuts : the nut, the skin, including the shell... Anyway, when I was born, peanut oil was the main cooking fat, so all babies had some when they started eating. Peanut allergy was unheard of but maybe some kids dropped dead due to it and we didn't know the reason. I don't really believe that. I don't think people's habits caused the boom of allergies. They should investigate more the changes of quality of the peanuts produced in certain countries. It seems in the US, they switched to higher yeld cultivars (GMO ? ) and allergies soared a few years later.

    Being unable to digest milk I was fed off my parents' dinner table from my first weeks as an infant.

    Same for me. I refused milk and mashed veggies, so my grandma would mince any food I pointed at and I ate that (bacon, etc). People didn't worry much as long as babies were gaining weight.

    Some may have had immature swallowing skills;

    Precisely, the reason why wise parents don't let kids under 7 have nuts is they risk suffocation if they swallow without chewing. They'd have to make nut butter or nut milk for the babies.

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