Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 10:35 AM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 10:35 AM ET

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National Audio 10:35 AM ET

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NAT053 - (US-MED-Preventing-Peanut-Allergy) NEW YORK. x-08s. New guidelines say most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthdays to lower their chances of developing an allergy. The new guidelines from the U-S National Institutes of Health spell out exactly how and when to introduce infants to peanut-based foods. Food allergy expert Dr. Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn (NOH'-vahk VENG'-shun) says most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods earlier than previously advised. ("..months of age.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: For years, pediatricians advised avoiding peanuts until age three for children thought to be at risk. But the delay didn't help, and that recommendation was dropped in 2008.

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NAT054 - (US-MED-Preventing-Peanut-Allergy) NEW YORK. …

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