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    Default peanut butter

    When is it ok?

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    I think there are varying schools of thought on this. I think some people might say 1 yr, 2 yrs, or even 3 yrs. It depends on your family history of allergies too. I think we might have started Lance on peanut butter at 18 months, because although DH has Celiac, we don't have a family history of allergies, and Lance had actually been tested to rule out allergies and was negative.
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    the AAP (I think it was them) put out a new release in Jan 2008 saying that delaying high allergen foods was not necessary
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    We don't have any food allergies in either of our families and Lilah's going to be one next week. I was thinking of making her a tiny pb&j sandwich, but wasn't sure about the peanut butter. I think it will be ok.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sch.mommy View Post
    the AAP (I think it was them) put out a new release in Jan 2008 saying that delaying high allergen foods was not necessary


    But I have read that nut butters (and obviously nuts) can be a choking hazard since they are so sticky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*shannon75 View Post


    But I have read that nut butters (and obviously nuts) can be a choking hazard since they are so sticky.
    Yes, I would spread it really thin and watch closely. Offering PB is how we figured out Roxie's allergy. She didn't eat any, but touched it and touched her face which immediately swelled up and broke out in hives.

    And remember that ANY family history of allergy is passed along in genes, so just take that into account. Not to be an alarmist.
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    Thanks Ladies! I will spread it really thin and watch her closely. She's at a babysitter's house during the week, so I do want to make sure that she's exposed to it here before she does there.

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