Peanut butter? - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 02-09-2004, 02:11 AM - Thread Starter
 
WishIwasinMN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi ladies! Hope i'm posting this in the right place. I've always heard that you shouldn't give young children peanut butter because the earlier you give it to them the better chance they have of becoming allergic. Anyway, with my first two i did, but the other day my dh gave my 11 month old dd a muffin that had peanut butter in it. I was worried, but it didn't seem to bother her. Does this mean it won't and that she can go ahead and eat it from now on or should we still wait until she's 2 or 3?
Thanks a bunch!
WishIwasinMN is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 02-09-2004, 01:44 PM
 
CyndyRR327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,403
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh I so want to hear the answer to this!! I did the same thing, sort of, we were out to eat and the only thing they had that I thought he would eat was pb&j so I gave it to him (and I was tired of fighting about all the food he hates so it was a weak moment). Of course he loved it and showed no reaction to it. He was about 13.5 months at the time.
CyndyRR327 is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 02-09-2004, 02:04 PM
 
HollyBearsMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: nomans land
Posts: 6,277
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When my son was an infant he had severe eczema which can sometimes be a link to food allergies later on in life. We were told to hold off on nuts until least 4 YO. My husband gave him a piece of Thai pizza w/ peanuts when he ws 14 months. He had no reaction but I called my ped anyway. He still advised me me to wait at least another year because of the eczema. However he also told me that if both parent families have no history of food allergies then introducing nuts at 18-24 months is fine. Just do it on a weekday in the AM because you are more likely to get in to the Dr's and/or emergency room at that time. We ended up giving him almond and cashew butters at about 20 months and he was fine.

Pardon me while I puke.gif

HollyBearsMom is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 02-09-2004, 02:10 PM
 
mirlee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: next to the snoring bear
Posts: 3,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I say to use your best judgement.

Ds has had peanut something or other since he was about 1 yo. Basically, both dh and I talked about it. There is not one peanut allergy on either side of the family. There are also very few allergic people. We decided that we would give him small bits spaced out over a month and see if anything happened. The only thing that happened was that he found his favorite food of all time. I think he would starve if peanut butter was taken from his menu.

I agree with Hollybearsmom, if you are going to give it a try, do it in the AM so that you will be able to take action if neccessary.
mirlee is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 02-11-2004, 12:50 AM
 
Zanymom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: In a house we're trying to sell....
Posts: 991
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had no idea!!! Wow you learn something new everyday. Too bad my son is 15mo and we have been giving him peanut butter for months.
Zanymom is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off