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Breastfeeding and eating Peanut butter. Is this wrong?++++++

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kalo12 Fri 19-Sep-08 16:18:42

I eat loads of peanut butter and am still ebm at 7 months. is it okay or should i be worried? ds has a dairy allergy which should up after introducing solids, now won't hardly touch solids.

any advice welcome

whomovedmychocolate Fri 19-Sep-08 16:24:18

No idea, but I'd post it in allergies if I were you.

wastingmyeducation Fri 19-Sep-08 16:55:25

Fine, and according to the weaning talk I was at this week, they can eat peanut butter when weaning onto solids. I wouldn't worry unless an immediate family member has a nut allergy. smile

xx

kalo12 Fri 19-Sep-08 17:09:37

thankyou

WilfSell Fri 19-Sep-08 17:16:27

I ate it while pregnant, still do while BF and the baby has had it too. There are no serious allergies in my family. I wouldn't have done it if there were.

One theory (and I stress it is only a theory) I have read recently is the rise in peanut allergy is perhaps due to the avoidance of peanuts while BF... the thinking was that it is best for babies to be exposed to potential allergens while BF so that their body is 'used' to them and the counter-effects of breast milk (dunno what those are in this case) help.

pudding25 Fri 19-Sep-08 21:57:29

I have a few friends who live in Israel. They practically wean their babies on peanut crisps and they all eat peanuts when they are pregnant. There is a very low level of peanut allergies there.

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