Fans are warning Binky Felstead about food restrictions during pregnancy.
Made in Chelsea cast member Binky, who is currently expecting her first child with co-star Josh ‘JP’ Patterson, posted a sponsored picture of herself to her Instagram account holding two bars of chocolate.
‘If anyone needs me, I’ll be here deciding whether i love @CadburyUK Dairy Milk Oreo Peanut Butter or Mint flavour better,’ she wrote alongside the snap.
Many fans were quick to empathise with Binky about having sugary pregnancy cravings: ‘I’ve never had a sweet tooth but when I was pregnant I literally couldn’t get enough of chocolate!! I ate it for breakfast/lunch/dinner!!!’ one commenter exclaimed.
However, other eagle-eyed followers suggested that Binky should be careful when enjoying the peanut butter flavoured chocolate, as in the past, pregnant women have been warned about eating peanuts whilst expecting.
‘No peanuts whilst preggars, well that was a few years ago, might have changed now, not sure,’ one wrote, whilst another added: ‘Maybe not peanut butter ? Can you eat peanuts when pregnant I’m not sure x’.
The NHS website explains the confusion, stating: ‘You may have heard peanuts should be avoided during pregnancy. This is because the government previously advised women to avoid eating peanuts if there was a history of allergy – such as asthma, eczema, hay fever and food allergy – in their child’s immediate family.’
‘This advice has now changed because the latest research has shown no clear evidence that eating peanuts during pregnancy affects the chances of your baby developing a peanut allergy.’
According to the health service, peanuts are completely safe to eat during pregnancy – a fact which Binky’s other fans were quick to relay.
‘Peanuts are perfectly safe to eat pregnant, ‘ one said. ‘@binkyfelstead I’m pregnant too and constantly craving sweet stuff! Wasn’t like this with my twins but can’t get enough chocolate! I’ll be on the hunt for mint Oreo!! Sounds amazing! X’