Pregnant women should eat peanuts in the UK

Posted on: Thu, 09/20/2007 - 2:55am
cp13's picture
Joined: 06/27/2007 - 09:00

I saw this on a blog today and thought it was interesting:


I am not sure what my opinion is of it but nonetheless, it's interesting.

Posted on: Thu, 09/20/2007 - 3:55am
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Joined: 01/28/2006 - 09:00

DH and my families have no one with any known food allergies.
I did eat peanuts (kept a case of planters singles in my desk at work) when I was pregnant and when I was breastfeeding.
Peanuts actually settled my stomach. I also ate peanut butter.
I also ate lots of eggs cooked all kinds of ways. Hard boiled were a quick snack I liked.
My DD is allergic to both.
That theory doesn't work in our case.

Posted on: Fri, 09/21/2007 - 5:50am
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Joined: 05/24/2007 - 09:00

I had a PB&J sandwich almost every day when I was pregnant with my daughter. I only breastfed for 4 months, but I'm sure I ate lots of PB&J during that time too. She's allergic. I waited until she was 3 to give her PB. My friends who didn't wait until 3? None of their kids are allergic. Sometimes I wonder if having her exposed in the womb and while breastfeeding, but then not having it for years was a bad idea. Who knows. These allergies make no sense. She ate bananas since she was a baby, then this past spring became allergic. Like I said, makes no sense.

Posted on: Fri, 09/21/2007 - 7:16am
Kelly H's picture
Joined: 09/11/2007 - 09:00

I know...It's crazy!!
My daughter - I was a vegetarian until my 7th month with her then I started eating all the meat in sight that I could get my hands on lol. But I ate tons of peanut butter, nuts, my favorite was Peanut M&M's, lots of candy and she has no food allergies. Just allergies to animals and asthma.
My son - I ate healthier and lots of fruits and ate tons of peanut butter/nuts just like my daughter. He was born with food allergies to beef, chicken, tomatoes, oats and dairy. Has asthma and allergies to animals.
Then at his 3 year checkup they retested him for his allergies and he outgrew all the food allergies he previously had and thats when he started testing positive to peanuts.???
Who knows. I really think it's a crapshoot how it turns out.
Kelly H

Posted on: Sun, 09/23/2007 - 7:43am
artlvr's picture
Joined: 05/01/2007 - 09:00

Thank you for posting this. This is very interesting information.
I personally eat peanuts throughout my first pregnancy. DS1 is allergic to peanut (as well as cats [don't own one], trees, & mold). I was unaware of the possible danger of food allergy. I read an article on the topic [i]after[/i] DS1 was born. I stopped eating PNs but really thought it didn't have anything to do with us since no one else in the family (even extended) had a food allergy at the time (DH found out about a carrot allergy his year). I completely avoided all peanuts and peanut products while pregnant for DS2; still not sure about DS2 and if he has any allergies. We

Posted on: Sun, 09/23/2007 - 3:21pm
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Joined: 06/09/2004 - 09:00

Hmmmm, I ate PB during my pregnancy with my PA daughter....she then reacted the second time she had ever eaten peanuts.....with my DS who is younger, I avoided peanuts, and he is not allergic....
Here's my theory....some people are more at risk of having a peanut allergy...those people might have their risk increased if exposed while in the womb....(my DD would fall into this category due to many asthma/allergies on both sides of our family)
For others, maybe their risk is increased by not being exposed? Sort of like how having pets in the home can decrease your chance of being allergic????

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