Early Introduction of Peanut

At Austin Family Allergy & Asthma we are very excited about the new national guidelines on the early introduction of peanut containing foods to infants. We have routinely been practicing these recommendations for nearly the past two years following publication of the landmark LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy) study in early 2015. Our office is one of only a few allergy offices in Austin that is capable of conducting and interpreting allergy skin tests on very young infants. Many times we will introduce the food in the clinic under our close observation. This is very reassuring to nervous parents who are fearful to do this at home on their own. With this careful approach, we have been able to introduce peanut containing foods to dozens of high risk infants safely and successfully.