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Old 06-30-2006, 01:01 PM   #1
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Eating peanut butter while pregnant?

My SIL is newly pg w/ her first, she is totally clueless and receiving all kinds of unsolicited advice, most of it bad. Anyway, she is craving peanut butter and someone told her that she shouldn't eat it because it could make the baby allergic. I've never heard that and figured it was prolly a load a crap but thought I would ask you mamas before I told her that. By the way they have no family history of nut allergies. TIA
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Old 06-30-2006, 01:20 PM   #2
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I think that is crazy!!! I have had 2 pregnancys and both dr and midwife said peanut butter is a great sorce of protien. Tell her to eat all she wants.
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Old 06-30-2006, 01:31 PM   #3
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I have heard that actually, but its a myth. I asked my Dr. about it because I craved p. butter and nutella sandwiches in my 3rd tri and I wasnt sure he said there is no proof that eating p. butter while preg. will make your baby allergic. It's silly! Tell her to go right on ahead and enjoy it
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Re: Eating peanut butter while pregnant?

I agree, not a biggie. I had heard that if your family has a tendency to be allergic to peanuts or nuts in general to stay away from peanut butter - but I don't know that I buy into that one either.
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Old 06-30-2006, 02:35 PM   #5
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Re: Eating peanut butter while pregnant?

Peanut allergies can be deadly and I think most people with any family history would be wise to avoid them. Other than that it is fine.
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oh i wish i had Pnut butter
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Re: Eating peanut butter while pregnant?

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I had heard that if your family has a tendency to be allergic to peanuts or nuts in general to stay away from peanut butter.
Yep. For this reason i've avoided nuts while pg and also while nursing. But if there's no family history i would be fine with eating it once or twice a week in moderation.
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Load up on it cuz the myth is a load of poo - y!
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That is just completely untrue. Tell her to eat all the peanut butter she wants!
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:12 AM   #10
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Re: Eating peanut butter while pregnant?

It's actually not a myth- just something that gets misrepresented. As a nurse, I've done some reading on this and also talked with both my son's allergist and pediatrician re: this. Because we do have a history of food allergies in my family, it was recommended that I avoid peanut butter or any peanut products while pregnant and nursing. Also, it was recommended that my first 2 kids not have PB until they were 2, the current recommendation is that kids with family history of nut allergies not have PB until they are 3.

But again- it only applies to those who have a STRONG family history of food allergies.
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