It is important to know that you do not need to avoid any specific foods because you are worried about passing on allergies. In fact, some recent scientific studies have shown that the reverse is true.
In the past, pregnant women were told to avoid allergy-provoking foods like tree nuts, peanuts, soy, fish, shellfish, milk and eggs, to prevent their babies from developing allergies to these foods later on.
Now, moms-to-be are generally advised to eat a variety of foods while they are pregnant and breastfeeding. Eating allergenic foods during pregnancy may, in fact, protect your child from developing food allergies later on – especially if you breastfeed.
Other recent studies have shown that babies with a family history of allergy, whose moms consumed a specific probiotic supplement during pregnancy and breastfeeding, had a lower risk of developing eczema (dermatitis) than babies whose moms did not take probiotic supplements.