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A 41-year-old female asked:

If mom doesnt have food allergies, can baby develop them? would peanut, pbutter, oat bran, wheatgerm and such be okay in pregnancy and breastfeeding?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Food allergy:fetal ?: The fetus does not have the immune capacity to develop an allergic response, and will not develop such until 4-6 months after birth. The elements mentioned should be OK in pregnancy, but if either parent had acquired "food allergies", consult an allergist for diets which may prevent later allergies on the part of the infant.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2018

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