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Preventing peanut allergy in infants: Follow the evidence

Peterson, Kathleen, PhD, RN, PCPNP-BC; Barbel, Paula, PhD, RN, PNP

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000534093.48992.33

Recent studies on how peanut allergies develop in children have led to new guidelines regarding the introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants. This article reviews the evidence behind these guidelines and discusses how clinicians should apply them.

Kathleen Peterson is a professor of nursing and Paula Barbel is an assistant professor of nursing at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, Brockport, N.Y.

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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