Never during a single one of my pregnancies did a doctor even suggest that what I ate made a difference for my baby beyond keeping my own body in good health. Which is why I was surprised to learn about the latest research about maternal diet during pregnancy and its possible impact on children developing food allergies. The Research - Pregnancy Diet and Allergies
My youngest child is 2 years old (one of our children who has severe food allergies), so the research in this year and last year suggesting that eating more of the common allergens can help prevent allergies is too little too late. And I honestly hope they continue to do more research.What Did I Eat While Pregnant?Once I heard about this research I spent some time thinking about my diet. Our oldest four children are all allergy free. Three out of our youngest four have severe allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame. Did I eat something different with the younger ones?