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Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2001 - 4:07am
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I know both my husband and I BOTH ate peanuts and peanut butter before we knew about our daughter's allergy. I'm sure I ate it pre-conception and post-conception (maybe during conception, Cindy) I also ate it while pregnant and nursing. My husband said he lived on peanut butter as a child and when he lived on his own. It was he and I who gave McKenzie the PB that caused her first reaction at 2 1/2. It has never crossed our doorstop since then.
I was hospitalized with preclamsia 6 weeks before Mckenzie was born and she was colicky and never slept more than 2 hours at a stretch for the first 2 1/2 years of her life. I've always thought that she must have been reacting in some way to the peanuts!
Neither of us blames ourselves or anyone else. In all the pregnancy books I read pre-birth, none of them mentioned about avoiding certain foods while pregnant,other than cigarettes and booze, and none of them advised waiting until your child was a certain age before offering peanuts or nuts. And my doctor never said "You know, with all your allergies you should probably avoid certain foods while you're pregnant!"
But this isn't really helpful, because we BOTH ate it. What you need to know is couples where the father ate the peanuts, but the mother did NOT!

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2001 - 5:07am
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Hey Cindy, someday I'll mail you at home and tell you why I can remeber that particular thing so well. Christophers conception is one thing I will remember for the rest of my life and NO I am not trying to turn a good thread it just happens to be one of those things that we will never forget. Put it this way Cindy we were going to wait 5 years after we got married to have children,but we only waited about 1 month to get pregnant. OOOPs. He was well worth it. Claire

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 10:32am
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Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 11:21am
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[b]YES![/b]
I ate a ton of peanuts while actions to grow the family were occurring.
My wife would kill me if she knew I said that in public. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I loved peanuts until DS tested positive for PA. For me quitting peanuts was almost as hard as quitting smoking.
However, I have a non PA DD.
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Pete Ferraro
[url="http://www.FerraroFamily.org"]http://www.FerraroFamily.org[/url]

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 1:10pm
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Pete, your post was worded so cute, I don't think your wife would take offense to your public admission (of guilt [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] )
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 04/01/2004 - 1:14am
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I didnt consume any over abundance of peanut products... I am sure I had SOME, since I wasnt eliminating anything in my diet, and there have been times at work, being hungry, seeing candy dishes, grabbibg 'whatever' out of it. Yum.
Jason

Posted on: Thu, 04/01/2004 - 1:16am
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Jason, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I'm still laughing over Pete's cutely worded post! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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