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

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 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/.

In brief: 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/.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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