Commonly Asked Questions And Answers
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know that I am introducing enough peanuts to protect my baby?
We take the worry out of figuring out just how much peanut flour to give. Use our pre-measured scoop to know for sure that you are using just the right amount of peanut flour to protect your baby. Based on the LEAP findings, 6 g of peanut protein per week was enough to be protective. We recommend using 1 scoop of the peanut flour/probiotics product each day, which will give your little one about 7 g of peanut protein per week.
What are the new recommendations?
Infants with no risk factors for peanut allergies should probably introduce peanuts in the diet as early as 4 months of age. The consensus is that this can be done at home in most cases. Please speak to your pediatricians if you have any questions.
What should I do if my baby is at high risk for a peanut allergy? For example, my baby has a history of eczema or egg allergies?
Talk to your pediatrician first! Current recommendations are to get an allergy test (either skin or blood test) to check for the presence of antibodies to peanuts prior to introducing any peanut containing product (For more information about eczema, click here).
What should I do if my baby is showing signs of an allergic reaction to this product?
Can my baby develop an allergic reaction to this product?
Yes. Although our goal is to significantly decrease your baby’s chances of developing a peanut allergy, we cannot guarantee that Love That Peanut! will prevent all babies from developing a peanut allergy, therefore there remains a small risk that an allergic reaction could occur if your child consumes Love that peanut! Early Introduction of peanuts has been shown to decrease the chances of developing a peanut allergy by up to 80% among babies who were considered at high risk for peanut allergies. Despite the risk of developing an allergic reaction, early introduction is recommended for most infants as early as 4 months of age with no risk factors for peanut allergies.
I did it! I introduced peanuts flour into my baby’s diet…now what?
Once peanut flour have been introduced into your baby’s diet, it’s important to regularly expose your baby to peanut proteins to truly decrease the chances that he or she will develop a peanut allergy. What does this mean? While we don’t know exactly how much peanuts it will take and for hour long, the LEAP study suggests that at least 6 g of peanut protein a week for a period of five years can make a real difference (as this how long study participants were followed).
How do I store my bottle of Love That Peanut?
Our product is meant to be stored at room temperature.
Where is Love That Peanut! produced?
Our 100 % organic, non GMO peanut flour and probiotics are produced right here in the USA in accordance with FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices and using quality ingredients.
Oh no! I missed a day or two of Love That Peanut!…. What should I do?
No worries! Just go ahead and restart your baby on Love That Peanut! with no special
Oh no! my child is older than 6 months…Can Love Peanut! be started?
Absolutely! Although earlier is better, it’s never too late to start protecting your little one! This product along with the probiotics it contains can be started at any time during the first few years of life and can be continued for five years in accordance with the LEAP findings.
What are symptoms of an allergic reaction? What should I do?:
-A new rash
-Or a few hives around the mouth and face
-Swelling of the lip, tongue or face
-Wheeze or difficulty breathing
-Change in skin color (skin turning pale or blue)
My child is allergic to peanuts, can I use this product?
Love That Peanut! is not intended for babies and children with peanut allergies. Speak to your pediatrician about other treatment options.
Peanuts are the most common cause of life threatening allergic food reactions and the leading cause of death due to food related allergic reactions
Peanut allergies are often life long and 80% of children with a peanut allergy do NOT outgrow their allergy. Although there are potential treatments being evaluated, there are currently no FDA approved treatments for peanut allergies.
In the past, experts believed that there was nothing one could do to reduce the chances of developing a peanut allergy, in fact, up until 2008, the recommendation was to avoid peanuts until the age of 3.
The 2015 LEAP study was revolutionary as it showed that early introduction of peanut flour as early as 4 months of age decreased the risk of peanut allergy by 80% !!!
70% of a baby’s immune system is in the gut. A baby’s gut contains “good” and potentially “bad” bacteria. "Good" bacteria interacts with a baby’s developing immune system, potentially decreasing the chances of developing allergies, including food allergies.
Infants with food allergies have lower amounts of "good" bacteria like Bifidobacterium Lactis when compared to babies without food allergies. Studies suggest that adding probiotics like B. Lactis to the baby's diet may decrease the chances of developing allergies.