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I've fed Sora egg yolk and cooked chicken liver before (separately). Sheepish.gif This girl will eat anything, I swear.

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I've fed Sora egg yolk and cooked chicken liver before (separately). Sheepish.gif This girl will eat anything, I swear.

 

lol.gif  "raw" was the key word :-)

post #203 of 256
I like my eggs sunny side up and I like my steak rare. I don't think there's any one right way, tho. Humans are the most invasive species on the planet, we thrive on almost any diet.
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Yeah, even as an omni I was grossed out.  I'm particularly squeamish :-)

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Greta has tried just about everything at this point thanks to an older sister that likes to share everything! She has tried both peanut butter and ice cream. I was a little worried about the peanut butter, we do have a family history of nut allergies. She seemed to do fine with it though. She has had lots of dairy, just not milk. She's had cheese and yogurt pretty regularly. She eats yogurt every morning with her breakfast. She's also had wheat. She loves toast, so I usually give her some when I make it with breakfast. 

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It's my understanding that a child with an allergy won't always exhibit symptoms right away. Is that correct? Or can we feel pretty confident that nuts are safe if there's no reaction after the first introduction? I'm waiting a long time but just curious.

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It's my understanding that you won't show an allergic reaction on your first exposure. You can start showing symptoms any exposure after that.
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When I went into anaphylactic shock from a bee sting, I had a very delayed reaction. It wasn't until many hours later that I couldn't breathe, and I almost wasn't found in my bedroom. I'm so paranoid about these things. duh.gif  Why can't allergies be straightforward and simple? *sigh*

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It's my understanding that a child with an allergy won't always exhibit symptoms right away.

Allergic reactions can be instant or delayed up to several days.  You should be safe if it's been longer than 72 hours.  But Sara is right... usually a reaction will occur the second or a subsequent time you're exposed b/c the antibodies need to be built up.

post #210 of 256
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Well, Levi will suck on a banana until it's pretty mushed, but anything else and he spits it out or gags and THEN spits it out. I just want him to have a steady weight gain and I don't know if my breast milk will be enough soon. He's quite the chunk!

 

If he's quite the chunk, sounds like your breast milk is sufficient!

post #211 of 256
Becky, Shay is huge but they have to slow down at some point. He lost weight when he started crawling. He can't be taking that many calories from solids, despite his love of eating.
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This is actually the longest I've breastfed, so I haven't been able to do solids and be confident with how much breast milk he gets. I weaned Casey a few days before she turned 7 months and Levi is 7 months old today.

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Awesome job becky!
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I still don't give him really acidic foods, just because I don't like rashy cheeks.

 

Tell me more about acids and rashy cheeks. 

 

Is this also related to rashy bums? O has the "red ring" as well as a bum rash when he gets the cheek rash. 

 

I thought the cheek rashes were related to allergies/sensitivities, but perhaps not? O has one today, and I have no idea why. I started him on prunes yesterday, but today he just ate banana this morning, and broccoli this afternoon, neither of which has given him a rash before. 

 

I stopped avocado because of the cheek rash, but I'd be thrilled if I could reintroduce it. Perfect baby food. 

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I don't give him much of anything that burns my mouth (or the other end) in large quantities (like pineapple, tomatoes, citrus, strawberries). My oldest got a rash on his face everywhere plum (I don't think of prunes as acidic, but they're the same thing) touched the first time I introduced it.  Shouldn't be an allergy the first time (and he didn't have any trouble when we tried again a few months down the road).  The red ring around the anus is usually an allergy, tho I have seen it with loose poops and flax before. 

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Awesome job becky!

Thank you *curtsy*

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So the recommendations are different now?! Because I remember that peanut butter = the devil. Why so many changes?!?!? Lol.

 

 

Jasper's absolute favorite thing about eating is throwing his food on the floor for the dog. That's pretty much his main meal time activity. Sometimes, he will bring a bite of food to his mouth, see the dog, smile, and give the food to the dog. 


I expect this to start happening at my house anytime. The dog has already figured out to hang around his highchair...it's only a matter of time. lol.gif

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Originally Posted by KayPea View Post

 

Tell me more about acids and rashy cheeks. 

 

Is this also related to rashy bums? O has the "red ring" as well as a bum rash when he gets the cheek rash. 

 

I thought the cheek rashes were related to allergies/sensitivities, but perhaps not? O has one today, and I have no idea why. I started him on prunes yesterday, but today he just ate banana this morning, and broccoli this afternoon, neither of which has given him a rash before. 

 

I stopped avocado because of the cheek rash, but I'd be thrilled if I could reintroduce it. Perfect baby food. 


Rashy cheeks, IMO, is always related to a strain on the immune system. In a healthy, non-teething child I would attribute this to allergy.  It could be contact, airborne, or food allergy, though, and determining which it is can be difficult.  However, if you're also seeing the classic allergy ring around the anus then I'd say that points strongly to a food allergy.  Of course, she could have other types of allergies in conjunction with food allergies as well.

 

Illness and other stressors like teething can cause break outs as well, but I would venture a guess that this only happens in children that already have a predisposition to allergy.  While ds1 doesn't appear to have any obvious food allergies (though he may have sensitivities that we have not identified), he will get the ruddy cheek look and a bumpy rash on his upper thigh when he's sick or teething. 

 

Many allergy books/sites/experts will warn against feeding an allergy prone child acidic foods as these tend to cause reactions.  Citrus and tomatoes being at the top of that list.  In fact, after "the great 8" allergens (egg, soy, corn, wheat/gluten, fish/shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, and dairy/casein), citrus often is listed as number 9.

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Originally Posted by TalkToMeNow View Post

 

So the recommendations are different now?! Because I remember that peanut butter = the devil. Why so many changes?!?!? Lol.

 

 

Jasper's absolute favorite thing about eating is throwing his food on the floor for the dog. That's pretty much his main meal time activity. Sometimes, he will bring a bite of food to his mouth, see the dog, smile, and give the food to the dog. 


I expect this to start happening at my house anytime. The dog has already figured out to hang around his highchair...it's only a matter of time. lol.gif


yeahthat.gif

 

I wish Conner's face lit up HALF as much as it does when he sees my dogs. LOL It's ridiculous.

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For DD, I mixed soft-boiled egg yolks with avocado.  She loved it!  (When it comes to raw or slightly raw food, I live by the rule:  Know Thy Farmer.)  I hold off on beans, grains, and nuts for awhile, though, because they are harder to digest.  When I do introduce them, I make sure they are sprouted.  Always sprouted.  (I think that Mercola bit about raw egg yolk and liver is from Nourishing Traditions and Weston Price.)   

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