Fear of having anymore children.

I have 2 children already, my oldest does not have any food allergies where my youngest son has a severe peanut allergy. I recently have been going back and forth about having another child. My body is saying yes but my head and heart and saying no. My son's anaphylactic experience was the scariest moment of my life and I never want to relive it. He was diagnosed at 11 months and is now almost 5 and we have never had another one. I've talked to my friend's and family who state that I can not let what happen to him and what he has to live with every day stop my from having another chil, but they do not have children with food allergies. My fears are that I won't be as on top of my game with his allergies if I were to have a new baby and also that a new baby might also have a food allergy and I'd have to relive that nightmare again. How many of your children have a food allergy along with their siblings? Does anyone know how common it is for siblings to have food allergies?

By Maryanngentile01 on Wed, 11-06-13, 04:36

I have an 8 year old with severe allergies to peanuts/tree nuts. I thought that was the end of the world till I had a second child who is allergic to egg, wheat, peanut, tree nut, sesame, soy and shellfish!!! I worry every single second of everyday!! I wouldn't change a thing abt having my second child but I do believe the chances of another child having allergies is high ;(

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By autbrat on Mon, 11-04-13, 03:06

When I asked the doctor about it, she told me that allergies can be passed on in different forms. I have seasonal allergies, my oldest son ended up with a peanut allergy and seasonal allergies and also allergies to several grasses and molds. My youngest son, so far, only has seasonal allergies. My oldest is 8 and my youngest is 6 if that helps.

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