I was just wondering if anyone knew of information about passing a PA along to your child. I'm trying to get pregnant and I'm just wondering what the chances are that I can pass it on to my child.
On Oct 17, 2007
I don't know medically if you can or if any studies have been done to say that you will pass it on. It is possible that allergies are hereditory, I don't think anyone knows for sure yet, but I have been severe PA my whole life and my son does not have any known allergies to date and he is 8, so I didn't pass on my allergy to him. There is nothing to say that he will not develop an allergy later in life though. So just because you are PA does not mean that your child will be PA but also it does not mean that your child won't develop the allergy.
On Oct 18, 2007
FYI, I found a link which has info. that I have read various places before.
On Nov 7, 2007
I have a severe peanut allergy as well as other food allergies (tree nuts, shellfish, seafood, etc.). My allergist said there is no "guarantee" but she encouraged me to breastfeed my daughter exclusively and delay introducing solids (especially common allergens like corn, eggs, wheat, etc.) until at least 8 months. I breastfed for 13 months and my daughter never got formula, and we delayed solids until 8 months and then introduced them SLOWLY. She is now just over 3 years old and has had no allergy symptoms at all. She has had 2 accidental exposures to tree nuts, and never had a reaction.
Basically my allergist said that the longer you can allow a child's digestive system/immune system to "grow" before introducing common allergens in larger quantities (than those just passed through breastmilk), the better their chances of not developing allergies.
Of course, I was formula-fed and never developed my food allergies until after I hit puberty (I've read studies connecting allergies and hormonal changes).
On Nov 8, 2007
I am happy to hear about your dd not having any fa. Did you eliminate the major allergens from your diet as well? My son was exclusively breastfed for a long time and yet he was still allergic to milk as a baby. This was from my consumption. When I eliminated all dairy from my diet his excema and colic totally cleared. My allergist didn't want to test him at a month old. Thankfully he outgrew this allergy. Now my youngest, almost three and long term breastfed has been tested as nka so far.???
On Nov 9, 2007
I didn't eat soy, nuts, or shellfish/seafood due to my own allergies. I eat minimal amounts of wheat because I have a slight allergy to it. I did eat eggs and milk but I'm not a big milk drinker or egg eater so really I just ate them as ingredients in things. DD had no problems. BUT that being said, my allergist had told me to be prepared to go total-elimination if need be.
I have a friend who has NKA in her family. And her DD had food allergies from Day 1. A lot of them, too (pears, wheat, egg, milk, rice, etc.) She had to do total elimination with her DD and did so for 18 months. At 18 months she was retested and some of the allergies had been outgrown. At 3 years old she is still nursing (her DD had some eating issues, probably due to how eating made her feel initially) and her DD has only 3 or 4 allergies compared to like 15 or so she had before.
So really I guess there's never a guarantee.
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By Saralinda on Jul 1, 2014
I don't know what the science is, but in my case, my kids have been lucky. I have been allergic to peanuts (and lots of other stuff) since I was six yrs old. I have 4 grown up kids and 3 grandkids that do not have allergies that we know of at this point.