Peanut Warning For Pregnant Women

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2007 - 9:54pm
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Peanut Warning For Pregnant Women
2007-05-03 06:27:38

A warning for pregnant women to refrain from eating peanuts. The warning comes from allergist Anne Desroches at Sainte Justine's Hospital. Her study, not yet published, says newborns are four times as likely to develop a peanut allergy if their mothers consume peanuts during their pregnancies. If new moms eat peanuts while breastfeeding, that doubles the likelihood of the child developing an allergy.

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2007 - 11:03pm
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Ooooh, I'd better hide this news from my son. He already blames me for his PA! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 12:12am
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I totally avoided all nuts with child #2 and #3, and am currently avoiding with #4.
#2 has NKA
#3 is PA/TNA
hmmmmmm
So I will not feel guilty!!!!
I wish there was a clear cut reason.....

Posted on: Sun, 05/06/2007 - 4:24am
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One of the big guns has already offered an 'off-the-cuff' opinion on this study.
A. It hasn't been published yet... peer review may change the 'conclusions' considerably.
B. It suffers from the same methodological flaw (he didn't call it that) that similar studies have.... it is [i]retrospective.[/i] It is pretty hard to find people who had NO contact with pn/tn during pregnancy [i]UNLESS[/i] they were already dealing with PA, you know? And if your child turns up PA, [i]naturally[/i] you're going to remember that more than you will if they hadn't. Beesting allergy studies from past decades have consistently revealed this same bias, which is virtually impossible to eliminate in a retrospective study and also inherently includes a genetic basis for bias as well-- remember what I said about the 'control' group which would be peanut free? People who have a reason to be, which includes those who have the strongest genetic predisposition. Very little means of matching the two groups. There you go.

Posted on: Sun, 05/06/2007 - 8:07am
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Quote:Originally posted by 2BusyBoys:
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Peanut Warning For Pregnant Women
2007-05-03 06:27:38
A warning for pregnant women to refrain from eating peanuts. The warning comes from allergist Anne Desroches at Sainte Justine's Hospital. Her study, not yet published, says newborns are four times as likely to develop a peanut allergy if their mothers consume peanuts during their pregnancies. If new moms eat peanuts while breastfeeding, that doubles the likelihood of the child developing an allergy. [/b]
I wish, really really wish that someone would have "warned" me when I was preggo with my son. I craved PB and basically all I ate was PB toast, oranges and skim milk.
I don't doubt for one second that I contributed to his allergy. And I had read to introduce PB after 1-year of age. This conflicted with what I read here and at other FA boards, which is 3-years of age.

Posted on: Sun, 05/06/2007 - 10:31pm
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this is all very old hat...............and so out of date. although they are still sticking to the 'avoid' for high risk pregnant women, latest studies are of the opinon that it may be the avoidance that is causing the allergy.
This is still being researched, but lets not go blaming ourselves, its not healthy at all.
sarah

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