vitamins could be blamed?

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 1:28pm
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I haven't seen this posted on the forums

[url="http://www.medicalposting.ca/children/article.jsp?content=20040901_16394..."]http://www.medicalposting.ca/children/article.jsp?content=20040901_16394...

Early vitamin use poses allergy risks

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Researchers speculate supplements may affect infants' immune systems

Giving young infants multivitamins may make them more prone to developing food allergies or asthma as they grow, a new study suggests.[\quote]

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 2:01pm
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Wouldn't apply to my PA son... I never gave him vitamin supplements.

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 2:06pm
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My osn didn't start taking his vitamin until after he was diagnosed with Asthma and PA.(12 months old)

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 10:10pm
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My son was 2 when he started vitamins. He was diagnosed PA at 16 months. Doesn't apply here either!

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 11:12pm
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My son was a Preemie and they gave him lots of additional vitamins in the NICU so it could apply to him. However, I blame genetics...

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 11:13pm
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Thanks for posting Darth!
This could actually apply to us. I gave my son (based on pediatrician's advice) to give him liquid vitamins.
After I weaned him (around 13 months) he refused to drink whole milk. I didn't push it and knew he would eventually drink it but we wanted to make sure he wasn't lacking in any calcium. We made sure that we gave him cheese, crackers, juice that had more calcium than other products.
I was never consistent with giving him his liquid vitamins and it ended up being short lived.
Edited to add that I didn't give him liquid vitamins until AFTER he was weaned probably around 14-15 months. He had his first AND ONLY reaction to pb when he was 17 months.
So who knows?
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[This message has been edited by e-mom (edited September 18, 2004).]

Posted on: Sat, 09/18/2004 - 12:17am
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darthcleo, I do remember seeing this posted before because I thought, oh, Chrikey, something else to blame the whole allergy thing on when I really believe it isn't one particular thing that causes our children to be PA.
I can't even remember when my children started to take vitamins daily, but somehow I do remember now baby vitamin drops - I know it was for Jesse (PA) but I'm trying to figure out what. Was it iron because he was anemic?
It's amazing (to me anyway) how many things can blip out of your brain - I remember having to take Jesse to be seen by a specialist because he was orange on his hands and feets and wasn't processing carotene properly.
Anyway.....
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 09/18/2004 - 7:54am
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My dd was also a preemie and given lots of extra vitamins in the NICU and after coming home, it quite possibly could have been the problem, but I also tend to believe it was genetics.
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Cody-9 years- grass,tree,weeds,mold,mosquito
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