A recent study on infant peanut allergies could impact the way parents address issues concerning their children with peanut allergies, says the American College of Surgeons.
The American College of Surgeons has issued a media alert warning parents not to put at-risk children in harm’s way based on one study.
Coverage could have unintended side effects
“Recent news coverage concerning exposing babies to peanuts to avoid a food allergy into adulthood sounds positive, but it could have unintended disastrous outcomes,” said the Advisory. “It is important that parents and caregivers are aware of the risks of giving nuts to babies and infants. The scientific paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine responsibly addressed this worry but much of the news coverage of this research has not highlighted the dangers inherent with not proceeding with caution.”
As was pointed out in An In Depth Look at the ‘Feeding Peanut Butter to Infants’ Study here on PeanutAllergy.com, the study is only a singular and very controlled study of infants at risk who were given peanuts or placebos.
To read the cautions from ACS, check out its website.