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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently exhibited at the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference. We learned the latest news in pediatrics and food allergies. We also spoke with doctors about the food allergy and asthma programs and services we offer. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.

Here are some of the news releases to come out of the conference:

Early introduction of peanut allergy studies

Several food allergy sessions at AAP covered preventing food allergies, like the LEAP study. Studies show that introducing peanut protein early can reduce peanut allergies in children. The current guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recommend introducing foods as early as 4 months old. Then parents should give it with regular feedings. Some children will still develop food allergies due to other factors like heredity. But early introduction does reduce the overall number of children who have food allergies.

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