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Posted on: Sun, 06/10/2001 - 3:06am
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oooh , yes stacks of peanuts, ruddy great bags of them , huge slices of toast and thick peanut butter with plenty of salt, hmmm, nice to blame someone else for a change....just calling dear hubby.... darling you know you love peanuts?????
got him.!!
ooh l am a nasty woman.

Posted on: Sun, 06/10/2001 - 3:52am
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williamsmummy, this is the very reason I raised this question. I was SO tired of having Mothers feeling guilty because they had eaten peanut products while pregnant and breastfeeding.
Now, it would still appear that scientific studies show that peanut protein is being passed to our children when we're pregnant and nursing, but again, for me, the whole thing is, I've always hated pb so I didn't consume it all of a sudden when pregnant with Jesse.
Also, since our children are made up of two people, why not investigate the Father's part in PA, if any?
I liked your post. Funny, as always, but also informative.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 06/10/2001 - 11:50am
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Hi,
My husband does not eat alot of peanut butter, but his parents eat it everyday! I know that grandparents sending the gene is a really long shot, but worth mentioning.
However, I still believe that my PA son is allergic because I consumed large amounts of peanut butter during pregnancy and during breastfeeding. I believe this because there are no other food allergies in the family and this is the only food allergy that my son has (Thank God).
I don't beat myself up about it because I had no idea I might cause harm to my baby, and I realize that he might have had PA anyway.
Ginger

Posted on: Sun, 06/10/2001 - 12:17pm
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My DH was a peanut butter junkie until we found out about Isaac's PA. In fact, due to extreme pickiness on his part (and probable undiagnosed food allergies as a child), he ate peanut butter and jelly EVERY DAY for about 20 years!! By the time we married and had kids, his diet had expanded somewhat, but he was probably still eating peanut butter about every other day.
And no, I don't think it's his fault. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Miriam

Posted on: Sun, 06/10/2001 - 8:57pm
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My husband was a true peanut butter nut up until the time we found out about Erin's allergy...as a kid he loved it so much he named one of his dogs "Skippy"!

Posted on: Sun, 06/10/2001 - 10:20pm
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I always loved peanut butter and ate tons of it while I was pregnant. My husband did consume peanut products - - mainly in ice cream or candy bars as well. Now we both pretty much avoid all peanut products even at work,etc.

Posted on: Sun, 06/10/2001 - 11:22pm
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Well, this is one thing I definitely can't blame on dh! He HATES peanut butter! I on the other hand ate tons and tons of it while preggers and breastfeeding Taran. Of course, I did the same thing while pregnant with my non PA allergic child and he is just fine, so I don't take total blame for this. I think it would have happpened anyway.
Sue

Posted on: Sun, 06/10/2001 - 11:40pm
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My husband loves and loved peanut butter always. I really don't think that concieving had anything to do with Christophers allergy. sometimes I do wonder maybe he was given table food to soon and that I may have not been so smart to do that. I don't blame myself the way i used to. My brother is allergic to shellfish and my mother never ever ate that when she was pregnant. she lived on apples and ate more apples than anyone I know. my brother loves apples and is not allergic to them. I think that God just gave us this allergy instead of something else to deal with.
As far as conception I know that my DH did not have any within 24 hours of conception. Take care Claire

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2001 - 3:47am
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Claire, you are SO cute, you had me LOL! How could you possibly remember back 14 or 15 years to say that neither you or your DH had not eaten a pb product? You are SO cute!
This thread reiterates for me, at least, that we have PA children regardless of what either parent ate. Because I don't have the guilt, because I didn't eat pb or peanut products while pregnant and breastfeeding, I find it
really hard to see other woman beating themselves up about something that I truly believe was NOT their fault. However.
Claire, I'm still laughing (and with you, not at you!).
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2001 - 4:05am
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I need to respond to this topic. Here are a few comments:
Our allergist believe our son was predisposed due to genetics. A point of interest is that my husband had just tested positive for a peanut allergy a year before I conceived.(He was in his 40's)
I also ate alot of PB, it was an easy snack or lunch item. (I cannot go need PB due to my son's allergy)
What do I believe? I think there ia genetic conponent and during beastfeeding I exposed my son to the peanut potein, if I had known I would have avoided PB.
Please watch the quilt, there is to much to do to spent time feeling quilty. My son is aleregic and we all need to live weith that no matter how he got it.
Also the NY Times had a good article on food allergyies in the magazine section of Sun6/10 paper, it validates the anxieties of us parents.
Once again I would be lost without this website so I am grateful for the support.
((on no for some reason I can't spell check, please pardon any errors.)))

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