Saturday, July 14, 2012

Nut allergy linked to pregnancy and breastfeeding!

Here is a link to an article I just read about children getting their nut allergies because mom ate nuts during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding. Breastfeeding linked to nut allergies

When I was pregnant with my son, who is allergic to ALL nuts, I craved PB&Js and therefore ate them EVERYDAY! I hate finding things like this out because then I start to blame myself. But, I am also happy to know it because, this will help me to be sure that with the next baby, I steer clear. I tried whatever I could to keep my daughter from getting food allergies. Whether she just got lucky or the precautions I took played a part in her not having food allergies, I will never know. But, with all of the extra effort it took, I do not regret it at all because I know that she does not have to go through that.

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1 comment:

  1. When I was growing up, I didn't know anyone with food allergies, although I am sure they were out there. It's only in the last 15 or 20 years that food allergies has gone on the rise. And mostly,in my eyes, it's been nut allergies. While growing up, I ate peanut butter and honey from the time I could swallow food. There were no recommendations to not eat those things until the child was over two. I think there is a link to that. I wonder if anyone has studied that effect or if they are afraid the parents of the allergic kids would have lawsuits against the food and drug administration due to their hand in creating allergies in children.