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Will eating a lot of peanut butter and peanuts during pregnancy cause a peanut allergy for the baby?

Will eating a lot of peanut butter and peanuts during pregnancy cause a peanut allergy for the baby?

NO: This has never been definitively proven and would essentially mean anything a pregnant mother eats in excess would be a possible allergen to the baby, which is not the case, or babies all over the world be allergic to ice cream, etc. What is important, is to try and breast feed for the first year, as immunoglobulins that can be transferred to the growing baby through mom's breast milk can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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Does eating nuts when i'm pregnant give my baby a nut allergy or prevent my baby from having nut allergies?

Does eating nuts when i'm pregnant give my baby a nut allergy or prevent my baby from having nut allergies?

Depends on history: The jury is still out on that question. There is some evidence that family ingestion of peanuts is associated with peanut allergy, but that doesn't apply to prenatal exposure in general, dietary restrictions during pregnancy are not recommended to prevent allergies. ...Read more

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Eating raw rice in pregnancy effect baby?

Eating raw rice in pregnancy effect baby?

Not recommended: I would avoid it as there have been contaminates such as mercury that has been found in raw rice. That, along with possible gastrointestinal infections, i would avoid it, but that's more personal opinion rather than outright, proven rule. If you do eat raw rice, cleanse and rinse very well. I hope this helps and best of luck with the pregnancy! ...Read more

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Are kellogg's eggo pancakes and waffles safe for a peanut allergic child?

Are kellogg's eggo pancakes and waffles safe for a peanut allergic child?

No peanut in Eggo: According to the ingredients posted on the kellogg web site there is no peanut protein in french toast or buttermilk waffles and none in blueberry pancakes. The main allergens (allergy provoking substances) in these products are wheat, egg, milk and soy, so if the child is allergic to any of these substances, eggo products should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can eating crunchy peanut butter in a pb&j sandwich make you constipated?

Can eating crunchy peanut butter in a pb&j sandwich make you constipated?

Perhaps, if dry...: There are many reasons for relative constipation. Have your md review your current medications for constipation as side effect. Fiber (with enough water) very helpful, and you need to titrate up to full doses or you will get gassy. A healthy, fiber filled diet always good, and don't forget to drink more water. Regular exercise also excellent for getting those bowels moving. ...Read more

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Can a child be allergic to whole peanuts but not allergic peanut butter?

Can a child be allergic to whole peanuts but not allergic peanut butter?

No: No, but the reverse can be true because of different " butter" formulations! very unlikely, but i must mention it. ...Read more

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What can my son eat with peanut, soybean, milk and wheat allergies?

What can my son eat with peanut, soybean, milk and wheat allergies?

FOOD ALLERGIES: There are several substitute to protein food allergy. Milk, peanut, soy are protein. Wheat is carbohydrate.For protein you can give meat products. For carbohydrate rice and white bread. He can eat other food except those mentioned. ...Read more

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Is sprouted wheat germ safe to eat in pregnancy?

Is sprouted wheat germ safe to eat in pregnancy?

Yes, but: You should only consume it in baked products. It is a good source of folic acid, an important vitamin in pregnancy. Raw sprouts may be contaminated with bacteria which could harm your baby. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can people with bee allergies eat honey? What about peanut allergies and peanut oil?

Can people with bee allergies eat honey?  What about peanut allergies and peanut oil?

Yes: There is no bee venom in honey, so it can be safely eaten by people allergic to bees. There is not supposed to be any peanut protein in peanut oil, but there may be if it wasn't carefully manufactured. If you have had a life-threatening reaction to peanut, i wouldn't recommend betting your life on whether the peanut oil is pure. ...Read more

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Hwo can you follow a diet ?That is free of wheat, milk, egg, potato, soy, tree nuts and peanut?

Hwo can you follow a diet ?That is free of wheat, milk, egg, potato, soy, tree nuts and peanut?

Diet for allergic : Consulting a nutritionist should help you choose alternatives. Instead of wheat, you can have rice, oatmeal, barley, corn. Instead of milk, you can have goat's milk, for protein, you can have beans, edamame instead of tree nuts and peanuts. This is just a short list. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat hemp nut seeds during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat hemp nut seeds during pregnancy?

Safe and healthful: Hemp seeds are one of the most nutritious of all foods, one of the best sources of protein and essential fatty acids and a good source of many vitamins and minerals. They are non-toxic and not only safe to eat in pregnancy but one of the healthiest foods you can eat. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Peanut Allergy (Definition)

A peanut allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to peanut protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more