View Full Version : Breastfeeding and Nuts---Are they off limits????
06-27-2008, 10:49 PM
I am almost 37 weeks pregnant and planning on breastfeeding but, does this mean that the main staple of my feeling full i.e. Nuts, peanuts especially, are OFF LIMITS?? I'm considered about this and trying to figure out how to deal with these dietary changes before my baby gets here.
06-28-2008, 10:35 AM
sorry, ....concerned about this. Does anyone have any good info. on the topic? Thanks so much
06-28-2008, 02:05 PM
I agree about peanuts...peanuts are highly toxic for anyone and should never be consumed during pregnancy or breastfeeding. This is b/c of their toxicity, their high pesticide content (non-organic) and the likelihood that your baby could be allergic. Any highly allergenic food is not recommended during preg and bf'ing b/c supposedly children are more likely to become allergic if they're getting traces of these at a young age. I stuck with this.
However, other nuts I don't believe to be as dangerous/allergenic so I ate them. I breastfed for almost 3 years and didn't eat peanuts that entire time and I believe it was worth it. Sorry I'm not sure about other nuts. I personally wouldn't avoid them, especially if breastfeeding and eating mostly/only raw b/c you need the fats as does your baby.
06-28-2008, 02:11 PM
I also ate /eat nuts through out pregnancy and b/f. I have been lactating for 7 years (3 children) and so far none of my children have had an issue. I also avoid peanuts because I don't think they're all that great for you due to the mold and chemicals on them. HTH.
06-30-2008, 04:43 PM
I am still breastfeeding my 2 yrs old son and love to eat nuts but peanuts are off limit for me, too. Raw organic almonds are my favorite to snack on or make almond milk. Soaking nuts does help with digestion.
07-01-2008, 12:49 AM
So from day one, you all were okay breastfeeding and no reactions??? I nor my baby's father have any allergies, but I do have a friend deathly allergic to all nuts...I guess it just makes me worry. Thank you for your responses.
07-01-2008, 01:00 AM
I've had no problem with nuts & am still nursing my 15 month old. He's had no problem either. In fact, I make sure to consume lots of almonds (highest protein nut) and walnuts (highest in omega-3 fatty acids - important for brain development) on recommendation of my natropath/midwife.
My understanding is that when mom & dad have no allergies, baby is less likely to have them. I found consulting my natropath/midwife very helpful in designing a healthy diet for both of us (and when to introduce foods to baby to help avoid allergies).
PS I agree on avoiding the peanuts - they are a legume, not actually a nut, and are one of the most intense allergen foods and tend to carry toxic molds, even when raw and/or organic.
07-16-2008, 08:03 AM
No nut allergies, no...but my daughter was VERY allergic to dairy that I was consuming while breastfeeding. Eek.
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