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    Question can i eat peanut butter yet? ...

    hi ladies,
    ok so i was wondering i ate peanut butter etc. through out my pregnancy and for the first year of bf and a family member told me i could cause and allergy to my son if i have it while still bf so does anyone know if this is true ???
    my son is now 17months old and still bf and never showed any signs of a reaction be for but i miss my peanut butter lol !
    thanks for the help!

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    I've heard the same thing, but to be honest, I practically lived on peanut butter when I was pregnant and had gestational diabetes. The only consequence it seems to have had created in my son is a big, big love of peanut butter. I suspect -- and I have no scientific knowledge on this matter, so take it for what it's worth -- that a family history of food allergies is a much greater predictor of allergies in a child than a mother's consumption of any given item.
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    I think that it can be true, but most moms I know still eat peanut butter. I think that it would be more of a worry if an allergy ran in the family.
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    Default Re: can i eat peanut butter yet? ...

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lorenzomama View Post
    that a family history of food allergies is a much greater predictor of allergies in a child than a mother's consumption of any given item.
    Yes, but it's not just a history of food allergies. Since learning of DS's condition I've learned that it has a great deal to do with a family history of asthma, environmental allergies, and even eczema. They are all related.
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    we have a family history of allergies (including asthma, eczema, hay fever and celiac disease/gluten). I lived on peanuts when pregnant and would have when BFing except it gave him gas and diarrhea. DH doesn't appear to have any food allergies (yet) we are doing a celiac test the day after his birthday. My midwife and ped both said it was fine.

    If it were me I would eat my PB&J sandwich!
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*janel1977 View Post
    hi ladies,
    ok so i was wondering i ate peanut butter etc. through out my pregnancy and for the first year of bf and a family member told me i could cause and allergy to my son if i have it while still bf so does anyone know if this is true ???
    my son is now 17months old and still bf and never showed any signs of a reaction be for but i miss my peanut butter lol !
    thanks for the help!

    I think you would be okay now.
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    Default Re: can i eat peanut butter yet? ...

    the theory is that early exposure (to people who are "susceptible" to allergies) will increase the chance of the child developing allergies. Allergies often are not seen with the first introduction of the allergen. Often times only after repeated exposure to the same allergen will the child have a reaction. It's AFTER the allergen has been in the body that the body will think it's foreign and create a defense against it - which causes an allergic reaction. That's why it's sometimes recommended (again, in people with allergies/excema/asthma) that high allergen foods be introduced after a year or even two or three years.

    that's my understanding anyway
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    Default Re: can i eat peanut butter yet? ...

    The newest studies actually seem to show that under "most" circumstances early exposure seems to help and delayed exposure makes allergies more likely. It is totally counter intuitive but I went with it (we were delaying gluten but or ped advised that we intro it). If I had a family history of a "big" allergy (the anaphylactic shock kind) I would probably want a specialist involved.
    proud but exhausted working mammy to two high needs babies

    • my surprise baby: the one and only D-Man born 3 weeks late (5/5/08) at 9 lbs 14 oz and 21.5 inches, and
    • the shock H-Girl born about a week late (10/7/09) at 8lbs 15oz and 20.75 inches.


    If I am here I am covered in baby (probably two) and fighting for control of the keyboard.

    Family beds are awesome

    Wondering if you have PPD? Take the screening and see your doctor. You deserve to feel better.

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    I definitely think you are fine to have peanut butter now. The UK government retracted their advice to avoid peanuts during pregnancy and breastfeeding almost a couple of years ago. Go ahead and indulge - the stress of abstinence cannot be good for your health!

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    thank you very much for your help, i had gestational diabetes when i was pregnant and so i lived on peanut butter so i figure if there is any damage it has all ready been done, but he seem fine to me !
    i haven't introduced it to him yet i think i will be waiting a bit for that.
    now i will go back to the form for a diff question that involves the big bad b word Biting on my i need help ouch .
    thanks again
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