Should I eat peanuts while breastfeeding?
Is it safe to eat peanuts and peanut butter while breastfeeding? Does it raise the risk of my baby having an allergic reaction?
Yes, it is safe to eat peanut products while you are pregnant and while nursing. There has been much debate about this topic over the years, but the most recent data shows that early exposure to allergenic foods actually decreases the risk of developing food allergies. So, go ahead and enjoy that PB and J.
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