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Lil Mixins made it super easy to add peanuts to my baby’s diet. — Sara, Denver, CO

Lil Mixins Peanut Powder

Lil Mixins all natural powder is the simplest way to introduce your baby to allergenic foods — just mix it in!

100% peanuts.

Certified organic.

No additives, salt, or sugar.

Stir 1 teaspoon into: 4 oz breast milk or formula or 1 serving pureed or mashed food 3 times per week

If your child has severe eczema or a known egg allergy, talk to your pediatrician before introducing peanuts.

backed by science.
made with love.

Soon after my first child was diagnosed with multiple food allergies, new research upended decades of allergy advice. The LEAP study found that consistent exposure to allergenic foods beginning at four months of age could drastically reduce the rate of developing allergies. The American Academy of Pediatrics subsequently began recommending that parents introduce allergenic foods to their babies early and often.

As I struggled to prepare allergens three times a week for my second child, I realized how hard it was to mix nuts into baby food without exposing his older brother, or contaminating the blender. There had to be a better way. I took my background in chemical engineering and worked with food scientists to develop a solution.

Lil Mixins is specially prepared to blend smoothly into breastmilk, formula, or baby foods, so it’s simple to give to infants. We use the best quality organic ingredients and no additives – the same way you would make it yourself, but without the mess. And we’ve made it so one jar will last you from early infancy until your baby can start to eat whole foods.

FAQ

Where can I find Lil Mixins Peanut Powder?

Look for Lil Mixins Peanut Powder online and in stores soon.

What makes something an allergen?

From the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “An allergen is a usually harmless substance capable of triggering a response that starts in the immune system and results in an allergic reaction. For instance, if you have an allergy to pollen, your immune system identifies pollen as an invader or allergen. The immune system responds by releasing chemicals that typically cause symptoms in the nose, throat, eyes, ears, skin or roof of the mouth. In addition to pollen, other common allergens include dust mites, animal dander, mold, medications, insect venoms and various foods.”

What is the latest science on allergen introduction?

According to the LEAP study:

“Over 600 children between 4 and 11 months of age at high risk for peanut allergy were randomized to either consume or avoid peanut until age 5 in order to compare the incidence of peanut allergy between the two groups. Children in the peanut consumption arm of the trial ate a peanut-containing snack-food at least three times each week, while children in the peanut avoidance arm did not ingest peanut-containing foods.”

Of the children who avoided peanut, 17% developed peanut allergy by the age of 5 years. Remarkably, only 3% of the children who were randomized to eating the peanut snack developed allergy by age 5. Therefore, in high-risk infants, sustained consumption of peanut beginning in the first 11 months of life was highly effective in preventing the development of peanut allergy.

“For decades allergists have been recommending that young infants avoid consuming allergenic foods such as peanut to prevent food allergies,” notes Professor Lack, the lead investigator for the LEAP study. “Our findings suggest that this advice was incorrect and may have contributed to the rise in the peanut and other food allergies.”

Do all children need early exposure to allergens?

The American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017 recommended that all children should be given peanuts “freely” and children with mild to severe eczema should be introduced to peanuts early.

The LEAP study targeted children who were thought to be at risk of a peanut allergy due to eczema and family history, other data has shown that across broad populations, when children are exposed early and often, allergy rates fall.

See the story of low allergy rates among Amish children.

See the story of low allergy rates among Israeli children.

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