Protecting against peanut allergy in children: new findings

Eating peanut while breastfeeding and early peanut introduction may help protect against peanut allergy in children, according to a new study led by researchers at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and the University of Manitoba and published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

“What’s interesting about this study is that it is the first to consider maternal peanut consumption while breastfeeding together with the timing of peanut introduction to infants,” said AllerGen researcher and study co-author Dr. Meghan Azad.

The study used data from the Canadian Asthma Primary Prevention Study (CAPPS).

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