Peanuts and eggs should be included in a baby’s diet earlier in order to avoid allergies. A new study suggests that giving eggs and nuts to kids can help them develop better and stay away from allergies.
The research found that if a baby eats eggs between 4 and 6 months he has 46% less chances of developing an allergy to products that have eggs. The peanuts consumed by the baby after his first 4 months can lower the chance of him having an allergy up to 71%.
This study showed that babies should consume both peanuts and eggs from the first months of life in order to have a healthy diet without suffering from any form of allergy.
In the last few years, parents were taught to feed their infants non-allergen food, avoiding peanuts or eggs until the baby reached 2 or 3 years. This only made things worse because the baby was not accustomed to this food and his body could not digest them, causing an allergy. This is why now doctors and researchers encourage parents to give their babies this kind of food products, for them to get used to allergens.
Fish and gluten were other allergens that researchers tested, but the results were not as clear as the ones on peanuts and eggs.
One problem that the study had to deal with was the different kinds of diets that mothers have for their infants. For instance, most diets include only breastfeeding up until 6 months, but not every woman can provide that for her child. This is why the researchers had different results.
Another factor that has to be taken into consideration is the fact that not every parent consults a doctor before introducing an allergen into his baby’s diet. This study was made by comparing the baby’s charts. This means that if the parent did not tell his doctor about giving his child an ailment the doctor could not provide as much in-tell as the researchers needed.
“I do think that the findings suggest a need to consider changes to clinical practice,” said one of the researchers
Despite these factors, the study showed that some babies could be helped if they consume allergens at an early age. This is not recommended for kids that have a high risk of developing allergies.
Do you think that it is a good idea to give allergens to a 4-month-old baby?
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