What's everyone's thoughts on eating peanuts? A friend sent me an article about eating peanuts during pregnancy possibly contributing towards peanut allergy in LO. I totally forgot about it until I just ate a Snickers from the candy bowl.
According to this WebMD article, there was a study that seems to show a possible correlation. Another study linked at the bottom proposes that even breastfeeding moms should avoid peanuts. The American Academy of Pediatrics initially recommended against pg or bf women eating peanuts, but then ultimately decided to state that the impact of eating or avoiding peanuts during pregnancy remains uncertain.
I'm tempted to think its baloney, except for the fact that I'm a little sensitive on the issue because I have several food allergies (peanut is not one, but some other nuts are), many of which didn't appear until I was an adult. So I worry about maybe passing on some predisposition to my LO (praying she gets DH's genes on this one). Just wondering - is anyone avoiding or do you think it's an unnecessary scare?