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When is it safe to start feeding baby raw peanuts?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Peanut allergies

Another good reason to delay feeding peanuts (and peanut butter) to a baby is that peanut allergy is fairly common and can be extremely serious.
For that reason, it is recommended to not feed children peanuts or peanut butter until after their first birthday to allow their immune system to develop a bit more.

In brief: Peanut allergies

Another good reason to delay feeding peanuts (and peanut butter) to a baby is that peanut allergy is fairly common and can be extremely serious.
For that reason, it is recommended to not feed children peanuts or peanut butter until after their first birthday to allow their immune system to develop a bit more.
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Dr. Mary David
Choking risk is also a concern and the child needs to be able to chew them well before being given anything this size which can present a hazard.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine

In brief: Babies and peanuts

Because of the risk of choking, it is not safe to feed babies peanuts.
Choking on peanuts is the cause of many visits to the emergency room each year.

In brief: Babies and peanuts

Because of the risk of choking, it is not safe to feed babies peanuts.
Choking on peanuts is the cause of many visits to the emergency room each year.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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