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    Default Nuts during pregnancy

    I have been told that if you or your partner have allergies then its best to avoid nuts while pregnant. DF suffers from Hayfever and also Asthma. Before i was aware of this i ate a bag of nuts at about 12 weeks and havent had any since.

    I have just realised that muesli bars have nuts in them and i have been eating one most days.
    does anyone know if i should be worried about the baby developing an allergy to nuts?

    im really stressing out now!


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    mooshie Guest

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    dee

    i remember a post about this a while ago.

    i will tell you know of our situation - neither myself or dh have allergies although i get slight exema very occassionally, my mum is an athsmatic but that really is as far as it goes in my family

    when prg with dd #1 i used to eat sooooooo many cashew nuts it wasn't funny, she had no allergies at all.

    my ds however i did not eat nuts because i had heard of the no nut eating etc and he has a nut allergy my dd # 2 doesn't have allergies as far as we can tell.

    so i really can't answer your question but maybe for your own sanity just try and keep off eating the nuts and try not to worry about the ones you have eaten it is not worth stressing over it.

    i will try and find the thread and post the link

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    mooshie Guest

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    hi again

    just found the thread, although it is about peanut butter

    here is the link - hope i have done it right

    http://bellybelly.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17585

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    Thanks Michelle,
    im really worried now, i guess there is nothing i can do but wait and see.

    How do we know if the baby does have an allergy to peanuts once its born??

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    dee

    hopefully you will bear with me as i give you the story about my ds.

    he was always a fussy little bub and he basically spent the first 6mths in our bed he was squirming and windy and no matter what i tried he just wouldn't settle - i gave up breastfeeding when he was 12wks old - he cut his first 2 teeth then and was always a fussy feeder on and off all day every day even the midwives at the hospital mentioned he was to alert for his own good and he didn't seem to concentrate on his feednig and with a 21mth old i was just constantly tired and getting depressed after several bouts of mastitis anyway i decided on formula - it still didn't make a difference with his fussiness but we just got by - i remember vagually at around 7mths of age my dd #1 gave him a piece of crust from her peanut butter toast and he loved it but he got a rash around his mouth and i thought hmmm thats strange - but didn't act upon it just made sure he didn't have it again. at around 9mths of age he developed a sort of cough almost like he had something stuck in his throat and needed to get it out - wasn't really bothering him but i took him to a gp who diagnosed asthma - once i mentioned that jay had slight exema as a baby and my mum was an asthmatic and i occassionaly get exema he just said ds was asthmatic and prescribed ventolin and a few other things (can't remember) anyway i was suss about this as growing up with my mum having asthma i knew what it sounded like and ds did not sound like this, after giving him his first dose of ventolin it made no difference and i knew it should if he was asthmatic - so after speaking to a few friends who had allergies they recommeded me to go and see a paedeatrician (sorry sp?) who is also an allergy specialist - well off i go to him and he said jay did not have asthma so he did the skin analysis testing and low and behold he had several allergies once being dairy (which explained all the problems with settling etc) another being egg, nuts, dust, feathers, grass, cat and dog hair - so i changed him onto soya milk and that was the first night he slept through and we didn't look back - he gets a skin ***** test every year and at 6yrs of age he is no longer allergic to dairy (although he drinks soya milk he prefers the taste) but has ice cream, cheese, yoghurt etc - he has also grown out of the egg allergy but is still very allergic to nuts, cat hair and grass - the later two develp into very watery itchy eyes, and runny nose etc - we don't know how bad the nut allergy is as he does not eat any nuts - we don't have peanut butter in the house and i am very wary about what goes into his mouth and so is he - he always asks if something new has nuts in it - alot of people have commented on how well he handles it - he has a management plan at school and knows that he is not to share lunches and knows that if he does eat nuts then he may get very sick. it is something that can be a hastle but as long as you aware of it you can live with it. he still goes to the allergy doc every 12mths for a review.

    hth and sorry it has been so long

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    Thanks for that Michelle,

    i guess i will just take the baby to a paedeatrician and see if we can work out if there is an allergy there or not. I guess it would be hard growing up with an allergy like that and especially several allergies like your DS had. he has done well to be so disciplined with what he eats.

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    Hi there,

    Peanuts are the ones they urge you to be cautious with mainly. Other nuts like cashews, almonds etc. are fine.

    Even so, peanut allergy is not a given just because you ate peanuts once or twice during pg so try not to stress too much about it.

    Kind regards,

    Mel

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    I have heard just to try and avoid peanuts esp. in the last trimester. As Mel has said cashews, almonds etc.. are fine, plus I have read that almonds are a good source of some vitamin and are recommended during pregnancy. (somene correct me if I am wrong)

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    I did some research on the net on this back when I was first pregnant. Based on what I read, I have decided to avoid peanuts during my pregnancy.
    However, from what I did read, the research is still inconclusive, you will find supporters of not eating nuts, and others who say it does not make a difference to your child developing allergies. Try and do some research of your own, I just googled the subject, and browsed various sites.

    As with most decisions during pregancy, I believe all you can do is research and find out all you can, so you can make an informed decision about whats right for YOU.

    Good luck, and try not to worry about eating those nuts!

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