Top
20
Doctor insights on: Does Peanut Butter Cause Harm To Baby

Share

Peanut Butter (Definition)

Guidelines from reputable health agencies suggest some steps parents can take to reduce their child's chances of having food and other allergies, although there are no guarantees of success. If either or both parents have a personal or family history of allergy, for example, asthma, eczema, hay fever, perennial allergic rhinitis (allergy to animals, dust mites, or molds) the following is recommended: * Avoid common allergenic foods, in particular peanuts and tree nuts, during pregnancy and while nursing -- peanut protein, as well as components of cow's milk, eggs, and wheat, are ...Read more


2

2
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

4

4
Does eating peanut butter during pregnancy make your baby more likely to be allergic to peanuts?

Does eating peanut butter during pregnancy make your baby more likely to be allergic to peanuts?

Controversial.: In some studies the risk went up, in some it went down. Probably depends on the individual genetics. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Is my baby allergic to peanut butter? How can I tell?

Is my baby allergic to peanut butter?  How can I tell?

You can't always: I don't recommend testing by having him handle or eat some. Family history of food allergy increases the risk, but doesn't mean definitely thebaby will be allergic. There are blood tests, and definitely for those under about 2 years old, skin tests done by a reputable allergist that can help identify food allergy. Reactions to accidental contact might help. Electrodermal, etc testing won't help. ...Read more

7

7
How can parsely be harmful to an unborn baby?

How can parsely be harmful to an unborn baby?

Contractions: It is avoided in pregnancy for two reasons, and both relate to large amounts, not amounts you would normally find on your dinner plate. First, parsley oil can stimulate contractions and historically was used as a first attempt abortive/inductive herb. Second, large amounts can lead to changes in fetal hemoglobin. While you do not have to avoid it in foods, avoid parsley oil and large amounts. ...Read more

11

11
How does feta cheese harmful during pregnancy? How bad is accidental consumption?

How does feta cheese harmful during pregnancy? How bad is accidental consumption?

Don't Worry: There are warnings to avoid some foods due to contamination. Certain cheeses are considered dangerous because they can contain a type of bacteria called listeria. This bacteria is considered a greater danger to pregnant patients and babies than to adults. It is not in every preparation of every cheese and outbreaks are very rare. ...Read more

13

13
Does soy formula for babies cause babies to get thrush?

Does soy formula for babies cause babies to get thrush?

No: Thrush is an infection caused by a fungus (sometimes called yeast) this type of infection is common in babies because their immune system is still developing. Fungal infections are common in warm moist areas like the mouth, diaper area (especially the creases) and folds of skin such as under the neck. It is not related to type of formula. Antibiotic use can increase yeast infections. ...Read more

See 6 more doctor answers
14

14
Please help! when is it safe to start feeding baby raw peanuts?

Please help! when is it safe to start feeding baby raw peanuts?

Controversy: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology suggests that early introduction of highly allergenic foods such as peanuts may reduce children’s risk for developing food allergies. This is opposed to American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations of waiting until 3 years for peanuts. Discuss with child's doctor. ...Read more

15

15
Does soy milk cause harm to hormonal functions of children?

Does soy milk cause harm to hormonal functions of children?

Has potential: People including children can have allergies to soy which can then block thyroid. We test and treat allergies. Wait until they are tested. ...Read more

17

17
Does peanut butter and jelly give you heartburn?

Does peanut butter and jelly give you heartburn?

Not usually.: Peter butter and jelly sandwiches usually do not cause a significant amount of heartburn, although peanut butter does contain a lot of fat, which bothers some people. However, everyone is different, so if you notice that PB&J's cause heartburn problems for you, you may need to avoid them. Good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

No: It is unlikely to remain in your system very long after exposure. Some bug sprays are considered unsafe in pregnancy, but the risks are low. What is more, certain insect-born illnesses are potentially more harmful, so you'll have to weigh your risks and benefits based on your location. I usually recommend deet-free bug sprays. ...Read more

19

19
Is it safe to use castro oil to induce labor? Or will it harm baby?

Is it safe to use castro oil to induce labor? Or will it harm baby?

Mother Nature knows: when the time is right for your baby to be ready for delivery. Why second guess, mother nature?Congratulations and be well. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer