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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can eating too much peanut butter while pregnant give your unborn child a peanut allergy?

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Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Unclear: There is some evidence that exposure to peanut butter in pregnancy can increase the fetal risk of an allergy, but the risk seems to be limited to those with a strong family history of this allergy.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Could eating too much peanut butter while pregnant give child allergy?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Unknown: There are no definitive studies that link intrapartum peanut consumption with the development of peanut allergy in children.
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Last updated Jul 18, 2013

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