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What foods should I avoid during pregnancy if I am at risk for allergies?

Paul M. Ehrlich, MD
Allergy & Immunology
Women with a propensity to allergy should avoid eggs, milk, peanuts, and other high-allergy foods during their third trimester of pregnancy and while breast-feeding, in order to minimize the chances that the allergy clock will start running early for their allergy-prone offspring. Once that clock does start ticking, it's fairly predictable and difficult for both child and parent. Painful conditions like colic, vomiting, and general crankiness, which take a toll on parental nerves in addition to children's health, can be followed by eczema and other symptoms.
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