You're a bad parent if.....

Discussion in 'Smothers' started by Hyperventilate, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Hyperventilate

    Hyperventilate Chicken

    .....You eat peanuts during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

    I read this while eating a peanut butter sandwich. Literally poisoning my daughter right now.
     
  2. Cashmere Bandit

    Cashmere Bandit Minion moocher

    Okay, that isn't the first time I've heard that and I gave it this much side-eye the first time, too. That isn't how allergies work, is it?
     
  3. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Isn't that the opposite of what you're supposed to do? I know a mom whose oldest has some of the most extreme food allergies I've ever heard of. When her second was declared free of allergies as a toddler, the family allergist recommended they start giving him peanut butter regularly for exposure. Kind of hard to do when even trace amounts of nut oil can kill his sister before you can say, "epi-pen."
     
  4. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    The most recent thing I read is that sometimes it works that way, and they THOUGHT advising strict avoidance for everyone would help but now they think it made everything worse.
     
  5. Hyperventilate

    Hyperventilate Chicken

    Apparently not.


    "Timing of exposure
    There is tentative evidence that eating peanuts early in life may decrease later allergies.[11][12]

    A British study has found that consuming peanuts in infancy lowers the risk that a child will develop peanut allergies,[13] and the American Academy of Pediatrics, in response to ongoing studies that showed no reduction in risk of atopic disease, rescinded their recommendation to delay exposure to peanuts along with other foods. The academy also found no reason to avoid peanuts during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.[14] A study conducted jointly in Israel and United Kingdom noted a nearly tenfold increase in incidence of peanut allergy among British children compared to Israeli children. The study also found that Israeli children consumed peanuts at a much younger age than their British counterparts, whose parents delayed peanut consumption upon the recommendation of British pediatricians.[15] Pediatric associations in Britain and Australia recommend delaying introduction until age 3 and have not changed their recommendations as of 2009.[16]

    Diet during pregnancy
    A 2014 study found that peanut consumption by pregnant women without peanut allergies was associated with a decreased likelihood that their children would develop peanut allergies.[17] A 2003 study found no link to maternal exposure to peanuts during pregnancy or during breast-feeding.[6]"
     
  6. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    "...peanut consumption by pregnant women without peanut allergies..."
     
  7. Manhands

    Manhands definitely an asshole

    You know where I get advice about potential life threatening allergies? Internet strangers! Pediatricians and OB docs are so obsolete. How did people even live long enough to have children before getting online? People who don't use the internet should have their children taken away from them.
     
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  8. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    We delayed solids for a few reasons (at the behest of more than on medical professional) but once we started we were told to give him everything. Maybe peanuts one day and wait a couple days for shellfish just so we could identity any reactions, but the more exposure the better.
    I hatehatehate online super moms who have "done their research!!!" I can google whatever misleading biased shit from naturalnews that I want, too, but I leave that to the person with 8 years of school and a million dollars of debt to do it for me.
    However, great thread. I will have much fodder.
     
  9. pinacolada

    pinacolada Chicken

    I've been eating an english muffin with peanut butter almost every day of this pregnancy. Not at all concerned. My mom loves peanut butter, so I'm sure she ate it while pregnant with me. I don't have any food allergies that I know of.

    The "eat it during pregnancy will prevent allergies" makes more sense to me than avoiding to prevent allergies. Kid will probably be allergic to seafood if that's the case, since I don't eat any (unless occasional tuna from a can counts toward allergy prevention).
     
  10. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    We feed C fish when we go out, but we rarely have it at home, so he doesn't get much. I hate seafood and D can't be bothered with cooking it at home so we just... don't. He loves oatmeal with peanut butter mixed in, and pbj is already a staple of his diet. :lol:
     
  11. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    A friend of mine is pregnant and allergic to gluten, but her doctor suggested she have some gluten every so often (the symptoms are uncomfortable but not life-threatening) so that the child is exposed to it in utero.

    That poster may be spouting off wisdom that floats around Dr. Google, but really, whoever the OP is should be consulting with their doctor/LC (which it seems like she has, so why she brought the question to the internet is beyond me).
     
  12. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Any kid of mine will doomed with all the allergies if not eating something increases odds of allergies. I don't eat shellfish, peppers, mushrooms, and I rarely eat fish or nuts of any kind. Maybe I'll go on a peanut butter cookie and Reese's kick if I get pregnant.

    But yeah I thought the general logic was feeding the thing you want to prevent the allergy to.
     
  13. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    @Zoomzoom are you allergic to peppers? I have random pepper allergies, and rarely meet someone with similar issues.
     
  14. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Nope I just hate them. I have encountered people who do though. I used to work in a pizza restaurant through university and we had the occasional person who needed us to be extra careful with theirs.
     
  15. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    This stuff worries me about having kids. Whatever I do, I'm sure to be wrong.
     
  16. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Also whatever you do, you can find someone to validate.
     
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  17. Hyperventilate

    Hyperventilate Chicken

    Parents can't catch a break. No matter what they do, it's bad for the kid or wrong in some fashion.

    Edit: I can grammar.
     
  18. NerdLady

    NerdLady Chicken

    I've listened to my friends get pretty much shit on for whatever parenting choices they make. Parenthood is definitely a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation.

    One friend's mom used to make her Skype her all the time so she could check up on the baby, because obviously my friend was just completely an utterly incompetent. Her kid is 6 now and the mom has only recently stopped demanding to check in via Skype.
     
  19. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Your friend enabled that shit for six years, no sympathy.
     
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  20. NerdLady

    NerdLady Chicken

    That's totally true and she knows it. I don't have sympathy for her. My mom is almost 60 and still lets my grandmother control a lot of things...

    I just shared because parenting is hard and everyone assumes you're doing it wrong no matter what you do.
     
  21. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Fair enough.
     
  22. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    My Dad is especially bad for judging people's parenting choices. I've tried to call him on it. Every time we go to our extended family holiday dinners he will gripe about my cousins kids as soon as we get in the car to go home. I think he plays a little revisionist history in his head and only remembers his own children as perfect angels. If one of my cousins kids screams or cries or runs around he'll moan that they don't get enough discipline and don't behave well enough.

    I just refuse to engage with him on the topic beyond saying "I hope when I have kids my family members won't complain about them behind my back".
     
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  23. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    I feel like my MIL will be a pain in my ass parentingwise. She doesn't respect my rules or knowledge with my dog so I highly doubt she'll respect them with a human child. I will not be okay with constant checkins from her, but wouldn't be shocked if she tried it.
     
  24. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    My MIL talks shit about our parenting skills to my husband's face, but in Chinese so I can't jump in. Luckily, he shuts that shit down... constantly.
     
  25. Pickles

    Pickles Chicken

    This sums up most pregnancy "rules".
     

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