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 Post subject: Need to vent!!!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:24 pm 

Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:03 pm
Posts: 180
Location: Montreal, QC
Why is it that when i tell people my baby girl is allergic to "milk, eggs, wheat and barley" they often ask "Oh... did you eat a lot of those when you were pregnant?"!!! :evil: I ate balanced healthy meals (yes including those allergens) while pregnant and I'm still breastfeeding her at 11 months to give her the best healthy start possible, so I'm doing what I can for her, but why do they have to make me feel guilty anyways!!! I just can't help with the *what ifs*... Anyone else feel that way?

I know, now they say it has nothing to do with allergies, but, aside from eczema and her 2 reactions, she hasn't been sick yet, so I must be doing something right!

Thanks for "listening"

Me - Kim - No allergies
DH Ben - 31 - Allergic to nuts and peanuts, lots of environmental allergies.
DD Anne - 4 - Asthma. Allergic to dairy, eggs, mustard, kiwi, peanuts, wheat and barley... for now...
DS Francois - 1 - No allergies so far...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:17 pm 

Joined: Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:50 pm
Posts: 205
Location: Ontario, Canada
Yeah. I hate that one too. I tell people that I ate a lot of other food while I was pregnant and she isn't allergic to anything else.

daughter: 13 years cashew, pistachio

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:30 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
I have to laugh now when I hear this question. There have been no definative or quantatative studies to prove or disprove food allergies being cause or prevented by eating allergens during pregnancy. I read recently that in the UK they are concidering telling pregnant mothers to add peanut to their diets in the hopes of building tolerance. ... ut-allergy
No one seems to know what to do and there is much conflicting advise.

So, the next time I get this question, I will refuse to feel guilty but instead ask them, "Why? Have you heard of a recent study?". It's better than my other question, " Why? Do you want to lay the blame for this on me?"

OK, must go to bed now...I'm getting too cranky!

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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