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New advice on peanuts during pregnancy

(14 Posts)
woowa Sun 20-Sep-09 17:46:06

Apparently since August the government has decided there is no evidence that eating peanuts during pregnancy or breastfeeding causes a later peanut allergy. See here (need to scroll down to pregnancy)

Glad I can continue to scoff peanut butter out of the jar, now worry-free!

kateGB Sun 20-Sep-09 21:52:20

Dont you just wish they would make up their bloody minds!

With DD1 it was no nuts at all, occassional glass of red wine, Tuna in moderation.

DD2 3 yrs later, nuts providing there was no one in the family with an allergy, No tuna at all and no red wine.

Never changed their mind about fags though..

PacificDogwood Sun 20-Sep-09 21:55:28

I have needed Snickers bars in all my pregnancies, imagine my smugness when this new advice came out wink!!
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 grin.

sprogger Sun 20-Sep-09 21:58:42

Thank God. Since being pregnant all I've wanted has been toast with crunchy peanut butter. I am HAPPY.

trellism Sun 20-Sep-09 22:31:03

I was told I could have peanuts by the mw. I was so relieved, since I've been allergic to them since the age of 4...

AngelaCarleen Mon 21-Sep-09 08:25:18

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! grin

We can have tuna now though Kate, just no more that 2 fresh steaks or 4 medium cans a week.

Dophus Mon 21-Sep-09 09:43:05

thanks god - I have spent the last 5 years (preaching) telling every pregnant woman I know that there is no evidnece for the bloody nut thing and they should keep on eating them.

Dizzyclarebear Mon 21-Sep-09 14:07:10

so, are we all having satay for dinner tonight?

wasabipeanut Mon 21-Sep-09 15:11:10

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.

since i read this thread yesterday i had a real craving for snickers!!

DH bought me a star bar on the way home and a topic......... Not what i was after and did not ease that need for snickers!!

Ive been out this morning and bought 2 duo snickers yummy chocolate has never tasted so yummy!

thankyou! grin

biggernow Tue 22-Sep-09 16:40:45

so does this mean I can get the crunchy nut cornflakes I have wanted my whole pregnancy?????

wilkos Tue 22-Sep-09 16:44:54

I nearly developed a peanut allergy myself over the weekend with an extremely peanutty curry from the take away

i have never listened to the mumbo jumbo about peanuts and now feel extremely smug grin

Dophus Wed 23-Sep-09 08:17:05

To be honest biggernow - I'm amazed that anyone has ever avoided crunchy nut cornflakes to start with.

If there really was risk - trust me the packet would be covered with 'do not eat in pregnancy warnings'

Eat as many nuts and cornflakes as you want.

meemarsgotabrandnewbump Wed 23-Sep-09 13:29:57

Thanks for posting this - i had no idea. I've been buying almond butter from the health food store which is uber expensive in comparison. And frankly, just not the same.

I've only got 7 weeks to go so I'm going to enjoy my remaining weeks of toast and peanut butter grin

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