Nestle Baby Magazine

Posted on: Fri, 03/26/2004 - 11:12am
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(Typed out within the last couple of months, posted finally to-day)

Nestle Baby Magazine

Given my interest in what new Mothers are being advised on when and what to feed their children, I was very pleased to come across the most recent edition of Nestle Baby Magazine. Nestle is now the maker of Good Start, which is the formula I used for both of my children, then Carnation Good Start. When it came to me learning how to feed my babies, each little step to take along the way, I really followed what Carnation and Gerber said, along with the book What to Expect the First Year.

In this one magazine, two different articles about feeding your baby:-

Tips for Safe Eating with Baby

In the later part of your baby

Posted on: Fri, 03/26/2004 - 11:17am
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Since most everyone knows that I saw my ob/gyn in Toronto during March break (cover your eyes at that line if you didn't know or didn't want to know [img][/img] ), I did ask him if he is now currently advising women not to eat pb/peanut products while pregnant and breastfeeding.
He said that he has read the studies showing the co-relation between eating pb and peanut products while pregnant and breastfeeding and having a PA child. I told him that I was an exception to that, that I have a PA son regardless of the fact that I did not eat pb or a heckuva lot of peanut products during pregnancy/breastfeeding both children.
At any rate, he said that when women are pregnant at St. Michael's, they are sent to pre-natal care where it is NOW discussed that women should avoid these things. Now, I didn't have time while in Toronto to actually go and check out what is being said, but he did say they are aware of the studies and women are being told (told something at least).
He looked at me almost apologetically and said, Cindy, we just didn't know when you were pregnant (I wasn't blaming him, I was merely asking him one of my litany of questions and it happened to be PA related - I loved questioning that handsome man [img][/img] ).
St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto is telling pregnant and nursing women something about avoidance, I'm simply not clear what.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 9:38am
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Simply re-raising for jennk1 [img][/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 10:14am
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Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 10:34am
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Posted my thoughts re the link you provided above, Momma Bear, in that thread. [img][/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 04/04/2004 - 4:31am
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This article doesn't help AT ALL!!! It basically reccomends feeding peanut butter to infants as long as it is spread thinly on toast. The mention of waiting until 4 is only as it relates to choking hazzard.
Think about the list: "popcorn, hard candies, gum, cough drops, raisins, peanuts or other nuts and sunflower seeds". Does this mean we don't give our childrin corn products because popcorn is on the list?? I interperet the list to imply choking hazzard only...
Above, the article mentioned "Safe food choices for baby:" and right under it reccomends: "peanut butter spread thinly on crackers or bread (avoid serving peanut butter alone, or on a spoon, because it can stick in the palate and cause choking)". Once again, it refers to peanut/peanut butter only as a choking hazzard! It is listed under SAFE FOODS for INFANTS
In the 2nd article about allergies, it is still completely unclear about when peanut butter is unsafe. Basically it only says eggs and cows milk should be delayed until one year and then it lists peanut butter only as a food you MIGHT need to delay if you are HIGH RISK. Well, I never would have thought I was high risk. My husband and I just have seasonal allergies, nothing big - no food allergies. But, we ARE high risk. The article should point that out.
ALSO, now that I know my son is PA, I have been doing tons of reasearch and the AAP now recommends waiting until 3 years old. The article should state that!
I was so careful when I was pregnant and nursing to follow ALL recommendations by my doctor. I read TONS of books, asked lots of questions, read info on the internet, etc. and NEVER was made aware of the recommendation to wait until 3 to introduce peanuts. I'm not sure that waiting to introduce peanut until later would have prevented my sons allergy, but what if it had? Why didn't my doctor warn me? My son had a terrible rash on his face from 1 month to 3 months of age, spit up all the time until he was 10 months old AND was colicky - I took him to see the doctor many times - NEVER did he mention food allergies or avoidance of my intake of allergic foods. I even brought it up and he dismissed it.
I know that blaming people doesn't solve anything. All I can do is take action. You can be sure that when I go to my next OBGYN and pediatrician appointments I will let him know of my experience and hopefully he will start recommending avoidance of peanuts during pregnancy/breastfeeding and delay introduction until at least 3 yrs old.
Even if these precautions do not prevent allergies, at least I wouldn't have the mother guilt of "what if I caused my son to have a peanut allergy" and "if he dies from PA, it's my fault"!!!
Thanks for letting me vent.

Posted on: Sun, 04/04/2004 - 6:36am
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jennk1, I agree with you. [img][/img]
From reading the articles, I wouldn't have considered my DH and I to be "high risk" for having a PA child.
Also, what I think is important is that a LOT of pregnant and new Mothers actually do go by what corporations do put out. As I believe I posted above, I followed the *Gerber* rules for when to feed my babies something - I remember my son starting on rice cereal at the age of 4 months.
For women (or men) without the internet and who are relying on books and all of those freebies that you can sign up for when you're expecting, again, a disservice is being done, and Nestle is one of the corporations doing it.
Now, I used Good Start for both of my children (it was then called Carnation Good Start).
The thing I can't figure out, and would have to research, but I kinda don't care because my children are 8 and 6, is why Good Start is considered the best formula for children that *may* have allergies. Why?
At any rate, I know that when I was expecting both children, I did not have the internet. I did read What to Expect When You're Expecting, The First Year, and The Toddler Years, but, as I say, a lot of my information I got from magazines such as this one that I had signed up for, along with coupons and samples, when I was pregnant with both children.
Or, if you're family planning nowadays is it simply assumed that you have the money to have the internet or you shouldn't be family planning?
I wasn't pleased with either article and just wanted everyone to know what is still being put out there in the mail.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Thu, 11/04/2004 - 7:15am
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Simply re-raising for lalow. [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]

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