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Posted on: Sun, 03/26/2006 - 12:29pm
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i loved peanut butter too before diagnosis but im one of those folks that likes to have a nut free home. i eat peabutter when i get the urge. my son doesnt like it.

Posted on: Mon, 10/29/2007 - 9:24am
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Elena,
We've been feeding it my my son (who is now 3) since he was about 1. My older son has PN, TN, kiwi allergy and he loves it. You said you fear an allergy to sesame but it's made from sunflower seeds. My husband and I love it and find it as close to PB as possible, and we were PB addicts prior to son's diagnosis.
LJ

Posted on: Mon, 10/29/2007 - 10:19pm
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Elena,
I have been on the fence about this as well . I feel just like you do . Do I want to introduce a new food with the off chance that there may be a reaction. I avoid EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING that my DD has not ever been in contact with before we found out that she had FA. I am so nervous about it that I look at it like this, she is not missing anything ...or at least that is what I have convinced myself to think. Just last night I made beef stew witht the mccormick beef stew season packet. I called them and asked what the "spices" contained they would not tell me everything with out a Dr's note requesting the information. Hence I did not feed it to her. I still do not know what to think about Sunbutter. Someone here mentioned to me on another post has DD been tested for a Seed allergy,because she is allergic to mustard. So now I am so confused and really not sure how to move forward. Let me know if you do give it a go.....Good Luck!!

Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2007 - 12:59am
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I have given Sunbutter to my PA son since he was about 2. He loves it and it was a great source of protein and fat. He allergic to dairy so anytime I can find a good protein that he will eat I am excited. We did not know about his PA when I started giving it to him. We were just avoiding all nuts with him at the time as a friend of mine had a son with a dairy allergy that ended up having a PA also. We have only known about DS PA for about 6 months so we had both PB and Sunbutter in the house for about a year and a half. Since we banned the PB I eat the Sunbtter all the time and love it. I love PB and this is the only thing that has satisfied my PB cravings (I like the Honey Crunch and DS likes the creamy). I probably eat it more than DS and would have it in the house even if DS didn't like it. On another note, we went on vacation this year and my sister and her kids were there in the same vacation house for a couple days. Her kids ONLY eat PB for lunch (anyone ever hear this before?). Well my sister was no way going to give it to them while DS was there. I gave her my Sunbutter and she made the kids sandwiches with it and they never even knew the difference (she didn't tell them). Anyways, that is my experience with Sunbutter.

Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2007 - 1:09am
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I have been giving my son sunbutter (the brand name is I M Healthy) for a couple of years now. He also has a sesame allergy. With all his other allergies, I am always looking for healthy sources of fat and protein. When you hear people of non PA children say they couldn't do without Peanut Butter, well I couldn't do without Sunbutter. It's convenient and my DS enjoys it. Also, it does satisfy the non PA people in our families cravings. It's good stuff!

Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2007 - 3:49am
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Originally Posted By: 1orangetabbycatI have been giving my son sunbutter (the brand name is I M Healthy) for a couple of years now. He also has a sesame allergy. With all his other allergies, I am always looking for healthy sources of fat and protein. When you hear people of non PA children say they couldn't do without Peanut Butter, well I couldn't do without Sunbutter. It's convenient and my DS enjoys it. Also, it does satisfy the non PA people in our families cravings. It's good stuff!
I thought IM Healthy only made [b]soy[/b] butter. Are they making sunbutter now too?

Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2007 - 9:49am
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I love SunButter and agree, it tastes better than peanut butter, but who knows, its been so many years since I have eaten it. In regards to my MF son, we waited and had a skin test done with the SunButter at the Allergist's office. The skin test was negative BUT he can't bring himself to eat it because it smells and looks like peanut butter. We respect his feelings and just eat it ourselves.
Just my $.02:)

Posted on: Mon, 11/05/2007 - 9:14am
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Thanks everyone. I'm such an idiot. Sunbutter is made from sunflower seeds. Why did I think sesame??? I don't know. Anyhow, I think I will give him some. I have a feeling, he will not like it. Just a hunch.
Elena

Posted on: Mon, 11/05/2007 - 2:07pm
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I have 2 pa children ages 9 and 12. They have eaten Sunbutter for the last several years and LOVE it! The whole family loves it. I had found a brand of Sunflower seeds (Frito Lay) who claim thier factory is totally peanut free and my kids have all been eating thier sunflower seeds for a couple of years... last week I bought a bag and my son had just a few and had itchy eyes... my daughter ate almost the whole bag herself and she ended up with hives covering her face and a big one on her chest, wheezing, itchy throat, swollen eyes and lips. YIKES! (A double dose of benedryl took care of it but I watched her all night). I called the company the next day and they assured me that there is still no chance of cross contamination with peanuts. So.... my guess is that they have both now developed a sunflower seed allergy. I'm soooooo sad! Sunbutter has been my daughters FAVORITE food for a long time now :(

Posted on: Mon, 11/05/2007 - 11:18pm
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CVRTBB,
Are the Frito Lay sunflower seeds in the shell or shelled?
Where have you found those?
Thanks,
LJ

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