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Posted on: Thu, 08/03/2006 - 5:56am
milosmom's picture
Joined: 05/30/2006 - 09:00

I breastfed both kids exclusively until 6 months and introduced things slowly etc etc, and my son is still EA/PA/TNA. Go figure.
On a side note: I have two friends who were unable to breastfeed- they didn't produce enough milk and the babies were failing to thrive. Several times they were scolded in public by strangers for giving their babies bottles.

Posted on: Wed, 08/09/2006 - 11:48pm
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Joined: 09/03/2004 - 09:00

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August 09, 2006 11:02 AM US Eastern Timezone
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TOPIC: Researchers recommend infants receive only breast milk until the child is six months old to prevent food allergies, according to an article by Reuters Health. While there are no specific guidelines to determine when children should begin eating solid foods, allergists say children who receive solid foods within the first four months of life have an increased risk of developing food allergies. The allergists also advise parents to wait until a child is at least 3 years old before allowing them to eat peanuts, cashews, fish and seafood. The report appears in the July issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
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Dr. Susan Hefle is assistant professor and co-director of the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Hefle is an expert in food allergy, food safety, food toxicology/immunology and other related areas. In addition to serving as one of the co-directors of the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program, she is an assistant professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Hefle's research has been published in numerous scientific journals and she is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) and other leading professional organizations. PR Contact: Rebecca Oppenheimer 404-880-4600 [email]roppenheimer@golinharris.com[/email]
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Posted on: Sat, 07/29/2006 - 5:49am
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Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by 2BusyBoys:
[b] [url="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,206158,00.html"]http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,206158,00.html[/url]
Friday, July 28, 2006
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Posted on: Sat, 07/29/2006 - 6:08am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I nursed my PA/TNA son for 12 solid months.
I nursed my nonFA son (at least we think so far) for 3 months.
Go figure.

Posted on: Sat, 07/29/2006 - 7:04am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Us too...
So yet again, [i]we did it right.[/i] Even before "they" knew it was the right thing to do....so you can't pin it on me. At least not behaviorally.
[i]I demand a refund!!![/i]

Posted on: Sat, 07/29/2006 - 7:19am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Fat lot of good it did my son as well, LOL!
His non-FA elder brother started on rice cereal at 4 months. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 07/29/2006 - 10:02am
Momcat's picture
Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

Breastfeeding didn't work for us, either. Both children reacted to my breastmilk by the time they were a few weeks old. Both were exclusively breastfed until 5.5 mo (DD) and 6 mo. (DS) I was told by the allergist to continue breastfeeding while eliminating their allergens from my diet until they were 3 yrs. old. I did that, too. So I have racked up a total of 6 yrs. and 4 mos. of breastfeeding.
Mom to 7 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 3 1/2 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

Posted on: Sat, 07/29/2006 - 11:10am
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[i]I demand a refund!!![/i]
[i]demand[/i]? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 07/29/2006 - 1:36pm
luvmyboys's picture
Joined: 05/25/2006 - 09:00

Well really now...they just don't understand any of this at all...they're just looking at statistics. I BF'd DS#1 wth HEAVY supplementation starting at 3 weeks old. He developed PA and asthma. I BF'd DS#2 exclusively for 6 months and weaned around 27 months, avoided all peanut and treenuts myself after he was 6 months and never exposed him to any directly and wouldn't you know, he's PA AND TNA (no asthma though =)
Besides, LLL's been preaching for years that exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months protects against allergies, so are the american docs just getting on the bandwagon now? Please.

Posted on: Sun, 07/30/2006 - 1:56am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b] [i]demand[/i]? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
You betcha. When it comes to ways that the average Schmoe can "blame" me for my daughter's allergies, I'll make an exception. Nobody "blames" people with other disabilities for their conditions or looks for ways that [i]they did it to themselves.[/i] Irks me when people do that.
LLL can kiss my hiney. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] I for one don't believe for a minute that BFing really "prevents" food allergies. I wish they'd stop touting that-- we were just about told that not BFing our daughter would be tantamount to [i]abuse[/i] based on our family's Hx of allergies. But we were never told to avoid certain foods while BFing by those same people... ironic, really.



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