What are recommendations on giving peanuts to children?

Current recommendations on giving peanuts to children endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics are as follows:
  1. If an infant has severe eczema or other noted allergies, start peanut exposure as early as 4 to 6 months of age, if the infant is ready for solids.
  2. If an infant has mild to moderate eczema, introduce peanut around 6 months of age, if ready for solids.
  3. For a healthy infant with no allergies, introduce peanut around the same time as other solids.
All these recommendations carry the same advise that an infant must be ready for solids. Parents should ask a healthcare provider if they are unsure if their infant is ready for solids.

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