Did you/your child use vitamin supplements?

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 2:31pm
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This question has come to me as a result of a research article published in Pediatrics this month, and because it is one I can't recall ever having been specifically raised before.

[b] Was your PA/MFA child fed with breastmilk, formula, or both? [/b]

DD was exclusively breastfed after an initial SNAFU in hospital wherein she was (in error) given soy formula.....

[b]Did you use prenatal vitamins?[/b]

Yes. Prenate Ultra during 1998-1999.

[b] Did you use vitamin supplements for your infant/toddler?[/b]

Yes-- Poly-Vi-Sol. But only once she was about 18 mo.

[b]Did your child develop food allergy before or after supplementation? (Or both?)[/b]

Both. She already had dairy, soy, wheat, egg, and (obviously) pn allergy. All confirmed via reaction hx. But she has developed allergies to other TN since then. She had terrible eczema and some other signs of atopy even before we introduced solids, however.

It will be interesting to see what others have to say.

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 2:39pm
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Was your PA/MFA child fed with breastmilk, formula, or both?
DD was exclusivly breastfood until 6 months when we started to introduce solids to her. She was not interested and breastmilk remained 98% of her nutrition until she was 18 months old (when my supply dropped to pregnancy.) She is still breastfeeding at least 4 times a day at 2.5 years old.
Did you use prenatal vitamins?
Yes. Rainbow brand once a day.
Did you use vitamin supplements for your infant/toddler?
I started giving her GummieVites at age 2 (the kind that are all allergen free)
Did your child develop food allergy before or after supplementation? (Or both?)
Her peanut allergy was diagnosed at 2, but her reaction occured at 16 months old. She had also reacted through my milk as an infant but I didn't realize it until after her reaction. Her soy allergy came into play around her second birthday when I started eating protien bars cause I couldn't stomach most forms of protien (pregnancy) and it was a quick way to get it in. And then the eczema started. When we finally got testing her skin test came back + for soy.
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Erin, mama to Sarah (11/29/04) allergic to peanuts and soy, and to Simon (2/26/07) who has no known allergies

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 3:50pm
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[b] Was your PA/MFA child fed with breastmilk, formula, or both? [/b]
Attempted breastfeeding for 3 months but always had to supplement.
[b]Did you use prenatal vitamins?[/b]
Yes. StuartNatal
[b] Did you use vitamin supplements for your infant/toddler?[/b]
Yes-- Poly-Vi-Sol. But only once or twice - it was so nasty tasting I wouldn't give it to her.
[b]Did your child develop food allergy before or after supplementation? (Or both?)[/b]
After. PA appeared around 9 months. If I'm remembering correctly, vitamin prescribed very early on

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 4:11pm
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Was your PA/MFA child fed with breastmilk, formula, or both?
PA only boy. Fed a few onces of formula before my milk came in. Fed breast mild exclusively for 6 months - then formula and breast milk until 1 year.
Did you use prenatal vitamins?
Yes.
Did you use vitamin supplements for your infant/toddler?
No.
Did your child develop food allergy before or after supplementation? (Or both?)
Before.
[This message has been edited by Sarahb (edited July 07, 2007).]

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 8:59pm
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[b][b] Was your PA/MFA child fed with breastmilk, formula, or both? [/b]
DD was breastfed exclusively until 14 months of age
[b]Did you use prenatal vitamins?[/b]
Prenate Ultra
[b] Did you use vitamin supplements for your infant/toddler?[/b]
Yes-- Poly-Vi-Sol--started around age 12 months
[b]Did your child develop food allergy before or after supplementation? (Or both?)[/b]
Hmm-she had eczema throughout infancy, but we didn't know of any food allergies until 14 months (after the vitamins)

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 10:22pm
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[b]Was your PA/MFA child fed with breastmilk, formula, or both?[/b]
DS was exclusively breastfed until 6 months. Tried to introduce solids, but he wasn't really interested. Reintroduced solids at 9 months.
[b]Did you use prenatal vitamins?[/b]
Yes, but can't remember the brand.
[b]Did you use vitamin supplements for your infant/toddler?[/b]
No, his diet seemed well balanced. Didn't start vitamins until at least age 4.
[b]Did your child develop food allergy before or after supplementation? (Or both?)[/b]
He wasn't diagnosed with FA until age 2 1/2, although he had his first obvious reaction at age 15 months. However, he was covered in eczema from about age 2 months on, started wheezing, etc. at age 4 1/2 months. I personally believe he was sensitized either in utero or through breast milk; I ate a lot of nuts and peanut butter because I had a problem with low blood sugar during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Who knew back then?
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 11:11pm
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Was your PA/MFA child fed with breastmilk, formula, or both?
DD was only breastfed for about 6 weeks- but started on formula in combination almost immediately
Did you use prenatal vitamins?
Yes. Walmart brand- can't remember name
Did you use vitamin supplements for your infant/toddler?
Yes- Poly-Vi-Sol. DD tested low for Iron at the 9 mth checkup. I'm pretty sure that's when we started the vitamins...after she had finished the iron drops for a couple weeks at 9 mths. Has always taken vitamins since then- Poly-vi-sol then to flinstones.
Did your child develop food allergy before or after supplementation? (Or both?) After did not find out definite food allergy till right after 3 years old- however small signs were there probably around 2 1/2 years.
I really think they are going to find that's it's not one thing in particular causing the allergies. I think it's a combination of many things, and of course somewhat genetic too. I had a friend who gave both of her children poly vi sol from an early age on and neither of her kids have any food allergies (although one did have eczema).

Posted on: Fri, 07/06/2007 - 11:55pm
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>was your child fed with preast milk, formula or both
>breast milk 99% of the time once in a while we would do formula
>prenatal vitimans
> yes, cant remember the brand
>vitiman suplemnt for child
> yes, we tried the poly-vi-sol it was nasty
we swiched to wegmans chewable, they liked it
but i only gave when they went tru a no veggie stage. other wise they had a balanced diet. still do this
>allergy before or after
>son both, he threw up constantly while breast feeding turned out to be a dairy allergy, also had and still has teriable exczma
then around 18 months he developed peanut allergy
>daughter became allergic to mango after vitimans, but out grew it.
erin

Posted on: Sat, 07/07/2007 - 1:37am
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The following answers are the same for both kids (both had MFA as toddlers.)
[b] Was your PA/MFA child fed with breastmilk, formula, or both? [/b]
Breastmilk only.
[b]Did you use prenatal vitamins?[/b]
Yes.
[b] Did you use vitamin supplements for your infant/toddler?[/b]
Yes-- Poly-Vi-Sol.
[b]Did your child develop food allergy before or after supplementation? (Or both?)[/b]
Before.
Cathy
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Mom to 8 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 4 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

Posted on: Sat, 07/07/2007 - 1:58am
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[b] Was your PA/MFA child fed with breastmilk, formula, or both? [/b]
Breastfed for about the first 10 days, then I had to give up due to severe pain, cracking and bleeding. She was on Similac Advance, with a short period on Isomil, the soy version.
I've often wondered--I've read that atopic people have a disturbed fatty acid metabolism. They may be lacking or deficient in an enzyme that's involved in the breakdown of n-6 fatty acids, called delta-6-desaturase, I think. Could the addition of DHA and ARA to formula be in some way interfering with our children's fatty acid metabolism in some way (esp. if it's already deviating from normal)? I know that Similac is supposed to have fatty acid levels comparable to those in breastmilk, but the fatty acids are also derived from a soil bacteria and an algae, if I remember correctly. They didn't have lipid supplemented formula until the 80's, right? Just a thought.
[b]Did you use prenatal vitamins?[/b]
Yes, but not prescription. Started with a Centrum brand, but switched to flintstones chewables because I couldn't stand swallowing pills anymore.
[b] Did you use vitamin supplements for your infant/toddler?[/b]
I think we gave her poly-vi-sol for a brief time, but not sure exactly when. Probably when a toddler, since she wasn't good at eating table food.
[b]Did your child develop food allergy before or after supplementation? (Or both?)[/b]
She had severe eczema at about 6 months+, then diagnosed with several food allergies at 15 months by blood test--so probably before supplementation.

Posted on: Sat, 07/07/2007 - 2:40am
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Child 1: PA, Celiac, amoxicillin allergy
1. Breastfed exclusively for 6 months, then gradual introduction of foods but no formula.
2. I used prenatal vitamins.
3. Baby was not given infant vitamins.
4. Signs of eczema and allergies were present before six months; first peanut "reaction" happened at just over one year when grandma fed Nate a Ritz Bits PB cracker (without our knowledge - but luckily she told us about his reaction).
Child 2: Celiac, environmental allergies, no known food allergies
1. Breastfed - same as above.
2. I took vitamins.
3. He did not take vitamins until over 2 years old.
4. He has no known food allergies, but does have asthma, mild environmental alleriges, and Celiac disease, another form of autoimmune food intolerance. He had mild eczema as an infant.
Child 3: Possible rice allergy, Celiac, possible multiple food intolerances/allergies (eats a limited diet right now).
1. Breastfed exclusively for 6 months, then slowly weaned to increasing amounts of Neocate formula and solids. Fully weaned from breastmilk at just over 1 year.
2. I took prenatals.
3. Baby did not.
4. Eczema showed up around 3-4 months; got very bad. Reacted (vomiting, rashes, malaise)to cereals at 6 months. Symptoms cleared on restricted diet. Need to have IgE food allergy testing redone now that he is over 1 year old.
For us, infant vitamins are not implicated. But can't rule out preanatals.
April

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