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Posted on: Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:21am
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Joined: 05/03/2013 - 14:23

In my comment earlier, I forgot to mention that my daughter never had a peanut or peanut butter. She had eczema since she was a baby which we could just never get under control. Finally when she was almost three and out of she frustration, I pressed my doctor to have her tested for food allergies since I my research told me that eczema and food allergies (and asthma, which she has) tend to go hand and hand.
Sure enough, my instincts where right. The doctor called me and said the blood test shows that she is highly allergic to peanuts, several tree nuts, shellfish. I would encourage any parent who has a child with bad eczeman to talk to their pediatrican about testing for food allergies. Mothers, please try not to blame yourself. I have been there and still struggle with it, but the evidence is so inconclusive. Why does China and India, Thailand have such a low rate of peanut allergies when most of their foods contain some sort of peanut protein? Why does my daughter have food allergies and by son none, even though I ate the same foods while pregnant? As a matter of fact, I know one Mom whose first son has a peanut allergy and she DID eat peanuts while pregnant with him. During her second pregnancy she avoided ALL NUTS and any cross contamination. Her second son was born with a peanut allergy, too. Go figure.

Posted on: Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:51am
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Joined: 06/07/2005 - 09:00

I forgot to add in my earlier post that I attempted to breast feed, but could not produce enough milk, so he was on formula after about a week, solids were introduced at about 4 months, which at the time, with my pediatrician was a normal time.....Sam was also 16 lbs at 4 months and was constantly hungry, so the dr said it would help keep his tummy more full.

Posted on: Mon, 10/28/2013 - 2:19am
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Joined: 08/12/2013 - 09:53

I breastfeed for several months then added formula. During the day he will take 4 oz of soy formula mixed with 2 oz of breast milk. Then at night I will breastfeed. We introduce solids at 6 months. He was diagnosed PA at 4 months. I don't like peanut butter or peanuts so didn't eat them while I was pregnant. I will occasionally eat a bar with peanuts/tree nuts mixed in. This is how we discovered the PA. He broke out in hives after I had eaten a bar with peanuts/tree nuts in it. I had to eliminate all peanut/tree nut from my diet. My daughter is also PA and the same with her while I was pregnant. But she developed her allergy around the age of 2 1/2. She was introduced to peanuts around 2. Ate them fine for about 6 months, then one day had a reaction after eating peanut butter. She also has an egg allergy which we discovered on her 1 year bday from cupcakes. I think it is strange that I don't like peanuts and rarely eat them, and both of my kids have this allergy, while I was pregnant with my daughter eggs would make me sick to my stomach, and she has this allergy. I had never had trouble with eggs before and haven't since. I wonder sometimes if the allergies have to do with a lack of exposure from me while I was pregnant. We have enviromental allergies, but not food allergies in the family.

Posted on: Mon, 10/28/2013 - 10:54pm
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Joined: 02/16/2011 - 15:29

Good morning. I have a 6 year old daughter that is highly allergic to all type of nuts and mild allergies to eggs and milk. I did not BF her because when born she had severe reflux and colics and honestly was not very informed on the situation. She drank extreme sensitive formula. And yes I consumed nuts when pregnant with her, specifically Almond milk. We found out my daughter had food allergies when we moved to the States. She kept having eczema and Nobody could tell me why. I switched Pediatricians about 6 times until finally met our current Dr, she immediately ordered a blood test and we found out all of her allergies, we modified all of our eating habits and learned how to live with it. I stopped consuming anything with nuts the minute my daughter was diagnosed. When I got pregnant with my son I thought to expand my diet and see what happens. I stopped eating eggs (only some food containing eggs), and limited my dairy and wheat consumption. I am still BF (he is 13 months) he got tested recently. Only allergies are extremely mild wheat sensitivity and dust mite and cockroach. Is it a coincidence, I don't know? We have tried on 2 separate occasions to give him regular milk but he had a bit of eczema (even though he tested completely negative to milk allergies). I will continue BF and see what happens. Good luck to us all!

Posted on: Mon, 10/28/2013 - 10:51pm
Dorys's picture
Joined: 02/16/2011 - 15:29

Forgot to add... I introduced solids at 6 months but he was not interested at all. He started eating more after 10 months. Haven't introduced peanuts and don't think I will for many years to come. And I just kept taking my prenatals and my other vitamins (had to supplement due to diets). But before I took anything I checked with my doctor and La Leche League. So far so good... God willing he remains food allergy free :) and hopefully one day there's a cure for the nuts allergies so I could help my daughter as well.


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