Peanut Butter and Pregnancy


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Yes. You may be worried that eating peanut butter during pregnancy will increase your risk of passing along a peanut allergy to your baby. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) used to recommend that pregnant women with allergies in the immediate family avoid eating peanuts for this reason. Peanut butter in pregnancy, for women who were not allergic to peanuts, actually may help prevent peanut allergies in children.

Since peanuts and peanut butter are good sources of protein, this may be a healthy snack for you during pregnancy. Many women also find peanut butter and jelly to be a comfort food. This can be a relief to many PB&J fans. But in moderation, good, natural peanut butter (look for the kind made of nothing but nuts and maybe a dash of salt — no sugar) can be a healthy part of your gestational diet.

If you are allergic to peanuts or any other food, you’re already avoiding it (or should be). Still, there’s no sense freaking out about passing your allergy along. In fact, eating peanut or peanut butter during pregnancy will foster a healthy tolerance or immunity to nut related products and will make sure he/she does not fall for peanut allergy. The folate-rich peanut butter will make sure there is.

Here are some advantages of eating peanut butter while pregnant: Helps in getting rid of anemia: All types of nuts are loaded with iron.The peanut is not an exception. Eating peanut Helps in gaining weight: When you are pregnant, you will be in need of put on healthy weight. If you are. You may eat peanuts and peanut butter if you are not allergic to them.

Peanuts are nutritious and rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, protein, calories, and folate, and can make your pregnancy diet healthy (1). It is safe to consume peanuts and peanut butter (made of nuts and a dash of salt) in moderation. In 2000, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised allergy-prone moms to avoid peanuts and tree nuts during pregnancy to help prevent their babies. It serves as a healthy pregnancy diet.

Thus, peanuts and peanut butter are considered safe to be consumed in moderate quantities for a healthy pregnancy. Those who are allergic to peanuts should stay away from it as peanuts can cause serious reactions like anaphylaxis. And in pregnancy, this can risk the baby’s development. Also read: Can I eat peanut butter during pregnancy? Each time you eat some butter, balance your meal with healthy items.

For instance, if you really want to indulge in some backed potatoes with butter, also throw in a healthy amount of raw or steamed. Peanut consumption during pregnancy is now considered safe if the mother has no peanut allergy, regardless of family history. Allergy experts state that.

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It makes a convenient and wholesome snack, but is peanut butter safe for the little peanut you’re feeding in utero?

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

Food Facts Peanut butter is a very rich source of protein during pregnancy.

“Pregnancy Journal, 3rd Edition (ebook) *OP*: A Day-to-Day Guide to a Healthy and Happy Pregnancy” by A. Christine Harris, Greg Stadler
from Pregnancy Journal, 3rd Edition (ebook) *OP*: A Day-to-Day Guide to a Healthy and Happy Pregnancy
by A. Christine Harris, Greg Stadler
Chronicle Books LLC, 2010

In fact, I made myself eat a little peanut butter (not a fan) just in case it might be protective.

“The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Genevieve Howland
from The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Genevieve Howland
Gallery Books, 2017

pregnancy, breast-feeding or early childhood has any effect on the chances of a child developing a peanut allergy.

“Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition” by Elsevier Science
from Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition
by Elsevier Science
Elsevier Science, 2012

Although not conclusively known, maternal peanut consumption during pregnancy may accelerate R child peanut sensitization.

“Textbook of Natural Medicine E-Book” by Joseph E. Pizzorno, Michael T. Murray
from Textbook of Natural Medicine E-Book
by Joseph E. Pizzorno, Michael T. Murray
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

If you or your baby’s father has such a history, discuss with your doctor about whether you should pass on the peanuts, nuts or other allergenic foods.

“What to Expect: Eating Well When You're Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect: Eating Well When You’re Expecting
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

Peanuts and/or Peanut-Derived Products: Peanuts and other peanut products, including peanut butter and peanut oil, can cause the baby to experience a severe allergic reaction.

“The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting Tips, and Advice on First-year Maintenance” by Louis Borgenicht, Joe Borgenicht
from The Baby Owner’s Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting Tips, and Advice on First-year Maintenance
by Louis Borgenicht, Joe Borgenicht
Quirk Books, 2003

Some research has indicated that babies with an increased risk of allergies may be adversely affected by prenatal exposure to peanuts or peanut products.

“The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between” by Ann Douglas
from The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between
by Ann Douglas
Wiley, 2011

There is no clear evidence that eating peanuts during pregnancy affects the chances of the infant developing peanut allergy.

“Manual of Dietetic Practice” by Joan Gandy
from Manual of Dietetic Practice
by Joan Gandy
Wiley, 2019

In 1998 the United Kingdom government recommended that women with a history of asthma, hay fever or eczema should avoid peanuts or products containing peanuts during pregnancy and breastfeeding because of the belief that allergy to peanuts may develop in utero.

“Management of Common Problems in Obstetrics and Gynecology” by T. Murphy Goodwin, Martin N. Montoro, Laila Muderspach, Richard Paulson, Subir Roy
from Management of Common Problems in Obstetrics and Gynecology
by T. Murphy Goodwin, Martin N. Montoro, et. al.
Wiley, 2010

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  • Im vegan, and i want to get pregnant, could you do a video about the suplements or What you recomend To a safty pregnancy?? Love your channel

  • I love this!!! I’d love to see a video debunking myths or addressing common diets for common health problems such as what foods and supplements are actually beneficial/harmful for liver/heart/colon health.

  • Abby let’s try some logic caffeine is toxic you shouldn’t drink it specially if you’re pregnant that’s logic you should try it sometime!

  • Thank you so much for making the effort to use inclusive language. As a non-binary person, even one who’s not interested in ever having to go through pregnancy, it’s really heartening to see that you made such a genuine effort. Switching up our language habits is hard, so the fact that you made sure to rectify it after it slipped you mind during filming means a lot. Thank you so much for the good info and the inclusivity. I hope you’re having just an absolutely fantastic week.

  • I cant believe I watched this a couple weeks ago and yesterday I got my positive pregnancy test and couldn’t remember anything from your wise recommendations except for the acceptable coffee. ��
    Now im ready to take notes ��
    Thank you for this video!!

  • The eating twice as much The way I always looked at it was you’re eating for two people but you don’t have to eat twice as much The other person you’re eating for is a baby they won’t eat as much as an adult they don’t need as much nutrition as an adult.

  • I’m pretty sure most pregnant women who say “I’m eating for two now” and then consume extra are just joking, at least most of the people I’ve heard are saying it that way…

  • Love your videos, Abbey. But if you’re going to go all out with the inclusive language you should have corrected “pregnant mammas” at the very end to “pregnant mammas and pappas” or maybe just “pregnant parents” or “pregnant people”…??:|

  • Out of desperation, when I was nearly two weeks “overdue” with my first baby, I ate an entire raw pineapple in one sitting. It was delicious… but I had some serious acid burn for a few days. Ha! And, no, it didn’t jump start my labor… she came at exactly 42 weeks, ferocious and hungry:).

  • I’m allergic to tree nuts already so poor baby will probs be allergic too then �� but I eat all the peanut butter so we are good there ��

  • Hi!! Love the video! Can you make one of what I eat in a day while pregnant? Idk if I’m getting all the nutrients that I need and I am not the best cook so it’s difficult for me to make different meals everyday�� I need some ideas.. thank you ☺️

  • Thank you so much Abbey for editing in *people to make the video inclusive! For anyone confused about the use of pregnant people rather than pregnant women, I strongly recommend that you check out Mama Doctor Jones’s video ‘Is science anti-trans?’ She’s a medical doctor (ObGyn) and goes through why being inclusive in health care is not only valid but extremely important and how trans identities are backed up by science. There is nothing anti-scientific at all about saying pregnant people rather than pregnant women.

  • Hi Abbey! I’m not pregnant currently, but at 31, I am of child-bearing age. I take the Vitamin Code Multi for women daily, but curious if I should switch to a prenatal vitamin. Are the differences drastic? Thanks!

  • Thanks for the coffee info! I just had a loss in April and we’re doing a medicated cycle this time so I guess it’s time to cut back. I only have a regular travel mug size but I want to be on the cautious side like you. ��

  • Great video! We were learning about childhood and prenatal nutrition in class. I wish you could just do a video series version of my textbook:)

  • As always another great video! I’m 19 weeks today and have been craving grapes and strawberries so badly. Definitely two things that I allow myself to indulge in!!

  • You may not feel comfortable doing this, as it’s way different from your usual content, but would you consider showing us some maternity wardrobe essentials?
    You look lovely in all your videos, and I have seen loads of comments asking where you got Dress X or Top Y, so it’s not just me that appreciates your style!
    Feel free to disregard if this comes across as a little weird LOL

  • Thank you so much for this! I absolutely love your videos.
    I’m 8 weeks expecting twins and have been struggling on knowing what to eat and how much.

    I’ve always been a small eater with a small frame but I want to do as much as I possibly can for these twins.

  • I need some thoughts and opinions from other moms: this is my first baby, and at my last appointment they said I have intrauterine growth restriction. At 36 weeks my baby is 4 lbs 14 oz according to the ultrasound. I follow a mainly whole foods vegan diet with plenty of protein and fats along with a prenatal a few times a week. It got me thinking is my baby actually “too small” or is the average baby much bigger than they’re meant to be because of the way most Americans eat especially while pregnant? Also they are saying they want to induce me soon to get him out and growing to a “normal size” even though there’s nothing wrong with him. They even said my cord flow was at maximum. I’m thinking of refusing to be induced. By 40 weeks he could gain the fat he needs to be “normal birth size” which is at least 5 lbs 8 oz. he’s not far from that, but I’m freaking out, and I don’t want to make the wrong choice. If anyone else had babies that were “too small” please share your stories. I need some encouragement!

  • Hi Abbey! �� Could you please search for ”what I eat in a day restriction” on youtube and maybe do a video about some of those videos? I just found them accidentaly and I’m honestly shook! It’s mostly young girls who are, in my opinion, literally glorifying ED’s. Almost all of them eat less than 500 kcal a day. It’s horrible to watch, and extremely triggering!! ��

  • Can you make a video about the master cleanse. It’s extremely harmful and some people are recommending to do it from 7 days up to 30. Basically this cleanse has 2 rules; 1no food and 2drink water with lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper

  • So if I want to eat chicken sushi that’ll be fine? It’s just the fish that makes it iffy to eat during pregnancy not the nori as well???

  • What about cured meats and cheeses? Love to have an occasional cheese platter, but I’ve heard you shouldn’t eat stuff like salami, prosciutto, blue cheese etc? I’m not pregnant but, me and the husband are thinking seriously about it once the pandemic ends.

  • Great video and full of great info! Not pregnant and nowhere near haha but it’s interesting and it’s knowledge I’ll take that anyday!
    And I have to say this dress/top looks AMAZING on you!

  • Abbey, thank you for what you are doing on this platform. You are using it to tear down so many unhealthy ideas, habits and trends surrounding something so important and vital food.

    For years I’ve struggled with a confusing eating disorder. I fear under-eating, but I also under-eat, because of the anxiety. I’ve been incredibly under weight before and I’m always afraid of going back to that. Thankfully for the last year I have been a very healthy thicc weight:)

    Videos like the ones you make, help me feel normal. Help calm my anxiety surrounding food. I feel more ready to just eat mindfully. Not stress about is this enough food? Is this too much? Will I be too full to eat anything more today and therefore under eat?

    I saw your what I eat in a day where you had two breakfasts; peanut butter toast and then baked eggs. It blew my mind. I always try to over stuff myself to make sure I don’t under eat, but the idea of just having smaller portions spread throughout the day never occurred to me. Everyone’s diets on the internet are always so coordinated, thought-out and planned.

    Thank you so much for just helping food make sense again. I really appreciate what you do.

  • i was craving this white pickled fish thats rolled up in the glas sooooo much when I was in my third trimester. My son is 2 and very well developed, but I havent eaten it since

  • This was comforting. As an expectant mama EVERYONE has an opinion and makes comments about “eating for two”. I’m sticking with intuitive eating and taking my prenatal vitamins.:)

    Also, I LOVE your dress! Where did you get it!?

  • Wait so you shouldn’t drink chamomile tea during pregnancy? I feel like that should be more well-known info since it’s a common remedy for nausea?

  • Hey! I was wondering if you’d be interested in doing a video on food/weight gain on HRT. My doctor told me there shouldn’t be a change in the amount of food I need, but I definitely noticed an increase in cravings.

  • The myths are so damaging! Causing anxiety as to whether we are harmimg baby. We are all trying our best! Thanks Abbey, good video. Xxx

  • I think it’s safe to just say “pregnant women”, you don’t have to worry and say “pregnant people”. Sorry to break it out to some fools, but only women can get pregnant.

  • Not pregnant, but any thoughts on protein powder while pregnant? I like making protein oats or smoothies with protein powder but I’ve heard it’s not always safe while pregnant

  • Hey, Abbey! This is actually completely unrelated to the video but just a quick thanks for contributing to giving me the confidence to re-introduce animal products to my diet. I was actually very physically healthy when I was vegan for 2 years, however, I started to realize that I stopped enjoying food and began to be scared of animal products. At work, I had an incident where my blood sugar was dropping and my co-worker tried to give me a chocolate with dairy in it and I started crying and refused to eat it. Thanks to you, I know that a plant based diet is not the only way to eat healthy, and I was able to eat a donut today:)

  • Why not make sushi at home? I saw that you were missing it in another video, and california roll, inari, tamagoyaki, ebi, unagi…. It’s all cooked.

  • I love what you do, but if you can make the conscious effort to dub over and correct your gendered language, you can make more of an effort to use more inclusive verbal language in your videos. We’re all unlearning and doing our best, but how many types will you post videos like this before it seems like you aren’t making much of an effort at all?

  • I think Abney is great. But I think needing to please the vegans is backfiring. Many obgyn doctors say that women should not be vegan while trying to conceive.

  • What prenatals would you recommend? My doctor suggested I take them because I am 22, and I just always look so lost in the isle. I am also vegetarian, which is another reason he wanted to ensure I was getting my nutrients

  • I don’t understand why specify *people while talking about pregnant women. As far as I’m concerned men can’t give birth *yet. It seems like it’s about not offending anyone these days. But there are a bunch of labels that are absolutely fine to use. They exist for a reason

  • I’m 30 weeks pregnant with my 2nd, was intuitive eating prior to pregnancy, and but literally can’t stop eating because my appetite is so ravenous and likely have doubled my calories from pre-pregnancy/first trimester. I’ve been packing on the pounds since 16 weeks and I can’t stop it. The days I don’t eat as much as my appetite wants, I end up sooo hungry at night, wake up from headaches and muscle cramps. So idk what to do but I’ve surpassed my weight gain limit for this pregnancy and have 6-9 weeks left ��

  • I’d love a video on Becky Excell! As someone newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, I’d love your thoughts on FODMAPS, eating for flares, and etc.

  • The fish part made me kind of nervous because fish is so often mislabeled. Less popular/known fish may be relabeled as a more popular/recognizable fish or fish are mislabeled so they can be sold as a more valuable species. It happens more at restaurants than grocery stores but I would maybe avoid all fish to be safe?

  • I have a question for you regarding the prenatal vitamin mykind organics. It is by Garden of Life. It is a prenatal once daily. It contains “Folate (from Organic Food Blend 600 mcg DFE).” Is this the kind of folate that I should be taking? There are SO many prenatal vitamins on the market and it is so confusing trying to choose one with the right form of the the vitamins and that does not contain dyes or sugars. Please help!

  • I was told by doctors that consuming vitamin C will help with iron absorption (specifically, iron supplements). Can you clarify this for me?

  • why am I watching this? I’m 21 years old. I’m no where near having a baby. Im not even in a relationship. Lol, I guess I just love ya Abbey girl

  • Hi Abbey, hope you don’t mind me asking, what is it that you take prednisone for and do you feel it’s affected your pregnancy in any way? Thanks:)

  • Loved this video, Abbey! Some of the myths are just silly aren’t they? I always wanted to know if sleeping on the left side during pregnancy is really better for the baby, or is it just another myth? ��

  • My mom was a cop in mexico while she was pregnant, the adrenaline could have affected the baby?

    The baby was me by the way �� and I had have mental health problems like anorexia and depression… also my dad had some panic attacks so I sometimes think its kind of hereditary

  • My mother sucked in limes during her pregnancy �� like a lot to wear my father found her hiding in the bathroom sucking on ��. Now I love ❤️ sour foods and candy ohhhhhhh sour and spicy �� yummmmmm ��

  • Wait, what’s wrong with chamomile tea? I’ve been drinking it during pregnancy and I’ve told my Certified Nurse Midwives about it, and no one told me it was problematic at all. I’ve read that it’s good to drink at night if you have trouble sleeping, too (pregnant or not).

  • Thank you for sharing this! TTC right now and had one prior miscarriage so trying to have the healthiest pregnancy possible for whenever it happens.

  • Any tips on what to eat when you have HG? My OB pretty much told me good luck with that, and didn’t really offer any ideas. I’ve tried eating small meals, cold ones, ginger things, mint things, super bland foods, and haven’t had luck keeping much down. I’m 17 weeks, this is my 3rd baby, and I still have to try to have the energy to be a full time stay at home mom of a 4 year old and 2 year old. I am in the states, and insurance isn’t easy, you’re kind of stuck with what they dictate as far as doctors go ��

  • I don’t understand why you would promote that women consume fish while pregnant (or otherwise for that matter). Fish are loaded with pollution… Take a great prenatal vitamin and avoid toxic foods like animal proteins and dairy. I totally agree on the methyl folate though! I have that gene mutation and basic folic acid is actually toxic, as my body can not convert it. I had 5 miscarriages due to this before finally carrying a baby to full term and I made sure to avoid folic acid. I supplemented with the methyl version.

  • Hey Abby! Could you do a video on Chloe Ting’s what I eat in a day videos? She is a YouTuber who released a viral 2 week shred workout plan recently. She also has some videos on what she eats to “stay slim”. I would love you thoughts on her content, because, from what I can tell, although her messaging may at times be problematic, her recipes look like good options.

  • Abbey, could you one day do a video on how to raise kids to have a healthy relationship with food? As someone with an ED that I very much believe was taught to me by my parents, I would really appreciate this…

  • I just found out I’m pregnant and my dr went over all the important health and nutritional factors I need to follow because I am obese. However, I have lost weight the past 2 months because of intuitive eating and I’m following the same guidelines now(sorta). So far I haven’t been hungry and I’ve been having some food aversion so I have to remind myself to actually eat. Yesterday I couldn’t hold food down and I’m sure I lacked calories and nutrition I needed for the day but today I’m eating everything but making sure it’s healthy. This video was helpful in continuing my healthy journey during this pregnancy.