DISCLOSURE: This is my own personal opinion and what my pediatrician advised me. Discuss with your pediatrician before introducing peanut containing foods to your child!
The National Institutes of Health released this past January that introducing peanut containing foods to I nfants can actually help reduce the chance of your child having a peanut allergy later on. There are three guidelines they are telling you to go by.
- If your child has severe eczema or egg allergy they are placed on high risk of having a peanut allergy too. Those babies should be introduced to peanut containing foods as early as four months old. If you are unsure or nervous you can discuss with your pediatrician to perform the test in the doctors office under supervision by them.
- For mild or moderate eczema, they should be introduced to peanut containing foods around six months of age to reduce the risk of peanut allergy.
- If your child does not have any signs of eczema or any food allergies you can introduce peanut containing foods freely into their diets.
At my daughters 6 month wellness check up this past week, her doctor said to start introducing peanut butter to her now (she has no allergies or eczema) just to help reduce the risk of having a peanut allergy down the road.
Here are some recipes that I have found to incorporate peanut butter into her diet:
PBTrimmed was generous enough to send me this wonderful gift package of their powdered peanut butter! Tons of flavors to choose from and the best part, 85% less fat than regular peanut butter! I highly recommend taking a peek and getting your hands on some! So delicious!
Lucy’s favorite is bananas mixed with the powdered peanut butter. Couldn’t get any more simpler than that!
Other recipes that we’ve tried are:
- Yogurt mixed with powdered peanut butter
- Apple purée, oatmeal & powdered peanut butter
- Sweet potato, dash of cinnamon & powdered peanut butter. (Weird, but I tasted it and it tasted delicious)
There are so many combinations and ways you can introduce this into your babies diet! Comment below and let me know of any recipes you came up with to introduce peanut butter to your little ones!