By Lindsey Tanner
AP Medical Writer
CHICAGO — A pediatricians’ group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1.
The interim guidance is in response to a major allergy study published earlier this year that found that exposure to peanuts in infancy seemed to help build tolerance — contrary to conventional thinking.
Baby-suitable foods used in the study included smooth peanut butter, peanut soup and finely ground peanuts mixed into yogurt and other foods.