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Kids with allergies?

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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A few weeks ago I gave my -now- 1 yr old a little bit of some yogurt I was eating, it had pecans in it.  She had a strange reaction all over her mouth (I knew it wasn't the yogurt because she had yogurt before).  So I talked to her pedi and got her referred to an allergist.  Took here there on Friday and he told me that she is indeed allergic to pecans, that I should keep her away from all nuts just in case and gave me an epipen. 

My question, which I forgot to ask the doctor is.  Would it still be ok for ME to consume pecans?  She breastfeeds 3-4 times per day, mostly after meals and before bedtime.  I wanted to buy some butter pecan ice cream but now I'm not sure.

If your babies have any allergies, do you still consume whatever they are allergic to while breastfeeding?


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epoh
by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 2:34 PM
I would avoid it.
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Wife2003
by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 2:35 PM
Nope. I don't... Granted he is only 3mo and EBF so the way I know he has allergies is through what I eat!!!
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CoastieWifePR
by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 2:37 PM

well, that is the thing, she never had a reaction until I gave it to her "directly".  She didn't eat the pecan, just the yogurt that came in contact with it.  I used to eat pecan pie a lot when she was younger, butter pecan ice cream occasionally, and I love to put pecans on my yogurt, cereal and salads, she never had a reaction through breast milk.

Quoting Wife2003:

Nope. I don't... Granted he is only 3mo and EBF so the way I know he has allergies is through what I eat!!!



Wife2003
by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 4:24 PM
That's a toughy!!! Can u just call the ped and ask????


Quoting CoastieWifePR:

well, that is the thing, she never had a reaction until I gave it to her "directly".  She didn't eat the pecan, just the yogurt that came in contact with it.  I used to eat pecan pie a lot when she was younger, butter pecan ice cream occasionally, and I love to put pecans on my yogurt, cereal and salads, she never had a reaction through breast milk.

Quoting Wife2003:

Nope. I don't... Granted he is only 3mo and EBF so the way I know he has allergies is through what I eat!!!



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abelsmama07
by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 4:30 PM

did the allergist test for other nuts?  generally, most of them go hand in hand. as the mother of a child highly allergic to peanuts & tree nuts... i would avoid nuts COMPLETELY, for the rest of your nursing relationship.  even if she isn't showing a reaction to your eating it, she's still being exposed, and every exposure will make an allergy more severe. 

eta ... if your allergist didn't test for other nuts... i would find a new allergist asap.


kristinas8
by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 5:01 PM

 I would ask the alergist. He's probably going to say avoid it, because even though he was getting it through your milk, he has now had a full blown reaction, which means he "could" react to you to but worse this time.

CoastieWifePR
by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 6:52 PM

yes, he tested for all nuts separately.  But the only one that had a reaction was pecans.  He is going to re-test her in one year and until then he told me to not give her any nuts.

Quoting abelsmama07:

did the allergist test for other nuts?  generally, most of them go hand in hand. as the mother of a child highly allergic to peanuts & tree nuts... i would avoid nuts COMPLETELY, for the rest of your nursing relationship.  even if she isn't showing a reaction to your eating it, she's still being exposed, and every exposure will make an allergy more severe. 

eta ... if your allergist didn't test for other nuts... i would find a new allergist asap.



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