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Can my baby develop a peanut allergy if i eat peanuts while pregnant?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: Most of the world, especially in Africa and asia eat peanuts. Oddly peanut allegies are almost unheard of in these areas. Peanuts are a good source of plant based protein....In moderation of course.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Peanuts & pregnancy: Yes, it's possible. The main factors determining your baby's risks are genetic. If you or baby's dad are peanut allergic, it's probably wise to avoid peanuts while pregnant. Peanut-allergic children usually had more exposure to peanuts early on, including during pregnancy, than their peers. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/20815306/.

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