Can I eat peanut butter during pregnancy?

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Jun 5th 2019, 11:59 AM
I love peanut butter but a friend told me this morning you shouldn't eat peanut butter when pregnant!


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Jun 10th 2019, 01:53 AM
I craved snickers like mad in my first pregnancy and I am sure they wasn't recommended back then. As with everything peanuts are now fine. I grabbed this off the NHS website..... x

"You can eat peanuts or food containing peanuts, such as peanut butter, during pregnancy, unless you're allergic to them or a health professional advises you not to.

You may have heard peanuts should be avoided during pregnancy. This is because the government previously advised women to avoid eating peanuts if there was a history of allergy – such as asthma, eczema, hay fever and food allergy – in their child's immediate family.

This advice has now changed because the latest research has shown no clear evidence that eating peanuts during pregnancy affects the chances of your baby developing a peanut allergy."