Breast-Feeding Cuts Food Allergy Risk

Posted on: Wed, 11/14/2007 - 10:27am
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Joined: 01/12/1999 - 09:00
Posted on: Thu, 11/15/2007 - 1:00am
graciesmom's picture
Joined: 04/14/2001 - 09:00

Okay, I always have a problem when I see something like this. I breast fed my oldest daugther (who is now 17 years old) and she is the kid with the food allergies, dust allergy, asthma, she had constant ear infections for the first two years of her life. My second daughter born 5 years later was fed with formula and she is healthly. No allergies, no asthma, so I tend to disregard these kind of articles, because in my case, it just isn't true.

Posted on: Thu, 11/15/2007 - 4:29am
TraciT's picture
Joined: 10/26/2007 - 12:48

Not true in my case either. DS who is older did not want to bf, so he was on formula. DD who has the P/TNA bf for a full year!

Posted on: Thu, 11/15/2007 - 5:39am
MommyOfTwo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2007 - 09:44

I BF'd both my kids (still BF'ing my youngest now) and I ate pn my whole pregnancy with my first, ate pn while nursing and he has NKA. My youngest I just never thought about it and did the same thing but then he had HORRIBLE eczema beginning by two months old and at four months SPT showed positive for PN. I am on a strict avoidence diet with all nuts now and will continue to nurse him for at least a year. One worked and one didn't! If we have another though I certianly won't be eating any nuts during pregnacy or while nursing.

Posted on: Thu, 11/15/2007 - 6:17am
SkyMom's picture
Joined: 10/27/2001 - 09:00

I nursed all three kids. With my first, I ate tons of pb during pregnancy and nursing. My first is pa. With my second and third I bf'd as well but I didn't eat any pn/tn during pregnancy or nursing. My youngest two have kna. At this point the experts don't even agree as to if maternal consumption counts. I look at it as avoidance isn't going to hurt anybody so why not. Now if you look at other recent studies some now say women should introduce pn into their maternal diet.??

Posted on: Sun, 11/18/2007 - 1:45am
PAMomInPA's picture
Joined: 04/04/2006 - 09:00

It's all just guessing right now. How can you believe anything until they pinpoint the reason for the rise in food allergies? I BF'd and I don't regret it. I wish I hadn't eaten so many peanuts while BF'ing but I don't think that was the cause of my son's PA. I have two nephews who have food allergies, one was BF, one wasn't. My husband has asthma, I apparently have a food allergy (I had a reaction last December but the cause hasn't been pinpointed). So I don't think BF or not really has anything to do with it.

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