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    Default Peanut butter?

    My LO will be 10mo im a week, and I was wondering when it would be ok to try peanut butter. My oldest eats it constantly with no trouble, and we don't have any family history of food allergies.
    I actually eat peanuts and peanut butter quite a bit, would my LO have had a reaction from my milk after eating it, if she was going to have a problem?
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    We had no family history either and tried a little after 1 with no issues. There are alot of different reccomendations on PB...
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    I discovered that my daughter has an allergy to peanuts after introing PB on toast at 13 mo. I ate it (although infrequently) while nursing as well and she did not react to my milk.

    The current thinking is that intro timing is less important than spacing and watching for reactions. If your lo has an allergy, WHEN you introduce a food will not make any difference, but a reaction in a toddler is slightly less alarming than a reaction in a baby. So I guess what I am saying is that *I* would probably wait until a year and then pay close attention to any possibility of reaction. Just like any other food.

    ETA: the propensity for allergies is what is genetically passed along, so if you have ANY family history of ANY allergies, then your lo has a higher risk of developing some kind of allergy. Food, environmental, it makes no difference. Just wanted to clarify.
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    At DS 4 mo well check up, our pedi recommended waiting until 2 yrs for PB, egg whites and honey.
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    We have no family history of peanut allergies. I waited until one year and DD decided for us. She snatched peanut butter toast off DH's plate. She's been enjoying it ever since.
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    I was going to wait a year, but my DH, ignorant of the pediatric literature, started giving Joe peanut butter toast at about nine months! Oops! Luckily, no problems.

    I ate so much PB&J when I was pregnant that we joked that he would come out smelling like peanut butter. No food allergies seem to run in my family (although we certainly get some hayfever).


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    Has anyone ever heard of a LO having a reaction to breastmilk, after mom eats peanuts or peanut butter? Just curious, I don't have any experience dealing with allergies, so I really don't know anything about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*ns1077 View Post
    Has anyone ever heard of a LO having a reaction to breastmilk, after mom eats peanuts or peanut butter? Just curious, I don't have any experience dealing with allergies, so I really don't know anything about it.
    Never heard of it. My dd is allergic to peanuts. I ate plenty of it while pregnant and nursing. A little over a year old she had some in a cookie that I wasn't aware of... a few months later she had some on toast a few times etc. Around 18 months old I started noticing that she would get a hive type rash around her mouth after eating anything with peanut butter in it and low and behold she was skin tested and has an allergy to it. So they can still be allergic even if they don't react the first or second time they have it. I wouldn't give it before 1 for sure.

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    My DS reactsv to dairy , soy , and eggs through my breastmilk so I would think Peanut Butter would be the same. Also, he gets a rash when I eat tomato sauces.


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    My nephew also wound up in the ER from a reaction to peanuts via breastmilk when he was somewhere around 4-6 months old. Hives and swelling.

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