When Conceiving Your PA Child Did the Father Consume a Lot of Peanut Products?

Posted on: Sun, 02/11/2001 - 5:58am
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pWhen you conceived your PA child, was your PA child's father eating a lot of peanut products?/p
pThe reason I'm asking is again the thread about Mothers and breastfeeding has been brought up. And we have discussed Mothers eating peanut products while pregnant./p
pNow, a lot of us seem willing to accept that our children are PA because we ate a lot of peanut products while pregnant and/or nursing. However, I know that I did not.br /
So, if we're exploring the Mother's side of this and making a lot of Moms feel guilty also, what about the Fathers of our PA children? Did they consume a lot of peanut products when our PA children were conceived that may have been passed through their semen?/p
pI know this is a long shot question, but I also believe the breastfeeding and pregnancy ones are beginning to sound like long shot ones to me too./p
pI believe that my child would have been PA whether I ate a lot of peanut products or not. I believe that my child would have been PA whether his Father ate a lot of peanut products or not. I think he was pre-disposed to be PA and I'm struggling with trying to figure out why he was and his sister wasn't as they both have the same set of parents./p
pAt any rate, in answer to my question, No, my PA child's Father did not consume a lot of peanut products when we conceived Jesse. I don't even believe I had seen him eat a pb sandwich at that point./p
pSo, no from my side, and no from his Father's side./p
pBest wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Sun, 02/11/2001 - 8:09am
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I am pretty sure that DH did have peanut products around the time we conceived. We were both really big nut consumers, and often we would have a jar of peanuts around for a quick snack.
Amy

Posted on: Sun, 02/11/2001 - 9:20am
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Amy, the jar of peanuts, before, during or after? I'm sorry, I'm just trying to lighten things up to-day! I am definitely kidding and this is definitely information I do NOT need to know! I just had to lighten up a bit to-day for some reason. I hope you won't take offense, it was just such an easy one!
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Posted on: Sun, 02/11/2001 - 10:00am
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Cindy,
The jar of nuts wasn't for that. But the jar of peanut butter.... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Sun, 02/11/2001 - 11:10am
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Triciasmom, you know me and pb, but now whipped cream - all I can advise is that you don't add sugar like you normally would! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
I'm glad that you didn't take offense to my comment, I just couldn't resist and despite now having the Off Topic section, I really felt the need to lighten up to-day on the regular part of the board.
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Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2001 - 2:23pm
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I'm sorry, even though Triciasmom and I started joking around in this thread (it must have been the day! LOL!), this is actually a serious question. We are very ready to accept the "blame the mother" theory for PA.
What about the father?
So, what about the father?
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Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2001 - 6:20am
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I know I'm jumping in in the middle of a conversation here, but my child is very highly allergic to peanut products and during my pregnancy I craved pb and ate it in excess. Does anyone know if this could possibly be the cause of my sons allergy. I'm so guilt ridden i could break down and cry just thinking it might be my fault.

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2001 - 6:40am
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roadkill_mama - I wouldn't beat yourself up thinking you caused the PA. There are examples of mothers on this board, with peanut allergy, whose children have a peanut allergy. Needless to say, these children were never exposed to peanuts in the womb, but they still developed the allergy. Don't be so hard on yourself!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2001 - 6:46am
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I replied this morning to the breastfeeding topic but just in case everyone is done reading that, I thought I would add my two cents here. We have 14 month old fraternal triplets. The one with the peanut allergy is one of my two girls. What this tells me is that a child has to have a genetic predisposition to the allergen and genetics are hard to determine (brown or blue eye, left or right handed...). If you want to get technical, each egg and each sperm has their own blueprint which will create one unique baby. Some things are due to dominance in one set of genes and some things are required to be present in both mother and father to exist. So we ended up with two girls and one boy due the sperm, we also have three babies with blonde hair and blue eyes due to both egg and sperm. Their handedness has yet to be determined. Based upon the experience I have had with my three babies I think we should all stop trying to make connections to something that we or our husbands did prior to (or during :-) ) conception. Although it can be very traumatic and nerve wracking for some people to live with, it is not a birth defect and I don't believe it can be prevented.
PS I apologize copying some of the same thoughts from my other post, some days I have to do whatever I can to save time.

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2001 - 4:36pm
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sbd, I really liked what you had to say in your post. I think, however, that it is only natural for some of us to want to question things further. No, there may be no connection between breastfeeding and PA but why can't we explore it? And, I'm sorry, when I saw that particular question being explored for the umpteenth time with the "blame the mother" thing that goes with it, I had simply wanted to explore the "other" side of it - the Father's side.
Again, I completely understand what you are saying and I actually agree. I think my child was predisposed genetically to be PA.
It had nothing to do with his Father or I or what we ate or didn't eat during conception, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. But, that is only my opinion.
Also, I think in exploring any little question, we're simply trying to understand things around us and trying to understand PA to the best of our ability. And it would be great one day, when a thread has finally died down to be able to go in and actually come to a conclusion. I had one recently that went that way - where all PA Adults, whether PA from birth or diagnosed later - they had all grown up in urban environments. Coincidence?
Who knows? I'm not a scientist. But worth discussing and adding to the discussion of?
Sure. That's what we're here for!
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2001 - 9:01am
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sbd, I also wanted to make another point in regard to our raising questions on this board. I recently visited another website that had had a link provided on this one [url="http://www.allergicchild.com"]www.allergicchild.com[/url] At any rate, each month, this website has a question about if your food allergic child is also say, allergic to dust mites? I was very interested in this as it is not a discussion board like this and they are doing it in a poll manner whereby there are actually some type of "results".
I contacted Nicole Smith who runs the website and asked for her permission to ask her "question of the month" from [url="http://www.allergicchild.com"]www.allergicchild.com[/url] on this site. She gave me permission.
What I'm trying to say is that it isn't only on this site, but also other sites, Nicole's dedicated to food allergies, that try to explore different connections.
Again, even though I totally agree with what you said and believe that is why my son is PA, I also believe it is interesting to explore questions and that's what we're doing, and obviously, not only here.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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