On August, 31, 2015, interim guidance on the early introduction of peanut for the prevention of peanut allergy based on ITN’s “Learning Early About Peanut Allergy” LEAP Study was published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The consensus communication was endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and based on consensus among the following organizations: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Israel Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Japanese Society for Allergology, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, and World Allergy Organization.
Following are some recent articles that discuss the new guidance:
- Seattle-area doctors join push to expose more kids to peanuts, Seattle Times
- New advice for parents on peanut allergies, CBS News
- Prevent your children developing a peanut allergy by feeding them PEANUTS, say experts in new guidance to parents, DailyMail.com
- American Academy of Pediatrics Supports New LEAP Guidelines for Infant Peanut Consumption, Allergic Living
- Prevent Peanut Allergies by Giving Kids Peanuts, Doctors Say, Time
- This is the Best Way to Avoid Developing A Peanut Allergy, Huffington Post