I have needed Snickers bars in all my pregnancies, imagine my smugness when this new advice came out !! I had always wondered how peoples in countries that rely on groundnuts as their staple supply of protein did not become extinct from widespread peanut allergy anaphylaxis .
I discovered this last week and celebrated with a bag of chocolate peanuts, yum. I have been eating peanut butter up until now though, there's no history of nut allergies in my family so I couldn't really see the reasoning behind it anyway.
I agree that snickers are a pregnancy must-have!
We can have tuna now though Kate, just no more that 2 fresh steaks or 4 medium cans a week.
So glad to have the govt. vindicate what I was doing anyway. I had a yen for salted peanuts right at the beginning of this pregnancy and chose to indulge it.
I ate them when pg with DS as well who seems to be nut allergy free.
To me it can't be a conicidence that nut allergies went up in the years that the "guidelines" told pregnant women to avoid nuts. And yes, some countries apparently wean their babies on a sort of peanut paste - funnily enough allergies are thin on the ground there.