Didn\'t like this article

Posted on: Wed, 12/10/2003 - 5:30am
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Give me your thoughts. The one thing that really aggravated me was the part that said it was better to introduce pb to kids at an early age b/c they are more likely to outgrow the allergy compared to waiting until the child is older. I sent negative feedback to them ...
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Posted on: Wed, 12/10/2003 - 6:41am
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Hi! I would venture to quess that they are just using their "book knowledge" but probably don't have children or any experience in this arena like those of us here. Some of the information was right on but some of it wasn't. But isn't this what we usually hear in a Pediatrician or Doctors office? I still think that the longer you what to introduce an allergen the better. We knew not to introduce our DD to any nuts/nut products and I didn't eat nuts or nut products when I was pregnant she still is allergic to nuts. Go figure. She also has several other food allergies of course of foods I never ate or she never ate still allergies were there.

Posted on: Wed, 12/10/2003 - 1:41pm
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I also was very disturbed by this article when I read it a few weeks ago. There is a post on this article under Media, I think, stating the reasons I was bothered by it. I sent an email to the author/website. I explained about my PA son and how he was NOT considered high risk. That is when he wrote an email in response apologizing and adding the statement:
Still, some children who are not high risk still have allergic reactions to peanuts, so the only way to avoid an allergic reaction, if you are worried about it, is to avoid peanuts and peanut butter.
I thought this was VERY nice of him to be willing to add this. He even asked me to write a 'story' describing my son's allergy, and he would put the link in this article to it. I asked him to allow me some time, as my life is pretty chaotic right now with my youngest son's medical problems.
Please send him an email! I think the more responses he gets the more he might be convinced to change his view.

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