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Introducing peanut products to your baby early in life can help protect him from developing a peanut allergy later in life. You can introduce peanut products as early as 4-6 months after your baby can eat more typical foods (like fruits, vegetables and cereals). In this handout, you will learn how to introduce peanut products to your baby. You will also learn common symptoms of a food allergy and what to do if your baby has a reaction.
Introducing peanut products to your baby early in life can help prevent him from developing a peanut allergy later on. Ask your doctor when it is right to introduce peanut products for the first time.
You will need:
A note about choking
A note about food allergies
When your baby is trying a peanut product for the first time, it is important to watch him for signs of a food allergy. An allergic reaction can happen up to two (2) hours after trying a new food.
What is a food allergy?
A food allergy is when your body mistakes a certain food for something dangerous or unknown.
What are common signs of a food allergy?
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