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Nov 16, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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Info on nut allergy and a sunflower question
I bought some sunflower seed butter today to try with Elyse because it has good fat and protein in it, but I am checking around to see if it is a known allergen before I offer it to her. So far I have not found anything on the net that says it is, does anyone else know off the top of your head if I should worry about it?

I did find this, and i am sure everyone with a nut allergy already knows it but thought I would pass it on. We don't know if Elyse has issues with nuts bc we aren't even going to try until she is 2, so we avoid them but we don't worry about stuff that was processed in a place with nuts.

"Take care when eating soybeans, peas and garbanzo beans. They are from the same family as peanuts, and you may have a sensitivity to them as well. " I knew not to give her peas for a long time because of the soybean relation (she could not tolerate soy at all) but had no idea that garbanzo beans were similar too! I guess the alternate name "chickPEAS" should have tipped me off!

Nov 16, 2008
maiam
maia m - GERD. Nissen Fundoplication w/hiatal hernia repair.
Mom to
Son (10) GERD(aspiration pneumonias, apnea, tracheomalacia), Food allergy, Asthma
Daughter (6) GERD, Heart Murmur, Food Allergy, Asthma, Mold allergy
My daughter (multi food allergic and avoiding nuts, sesame seeds) eats sunflower seed butter all the time. I make my own, since the ones available for sale are contaminated w/ soy (she tried them and they made her vomit.) Our allergist is OK with sunflower seed -- not a common allergen, but if your child reacts to multiple seeds (mustard, sesame, etc.) then I'd proceed w/ caution. Good luck!
Nov 16, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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THANK YOU for your input. I found more info on the net that sunflower seeds are pretty safe. We are going to try it in the am so we can watch her all day.
Nov 16, 2008
mollybeth
Cooper was born 12/19/07. Birth weight: 7lbs10oz. Weight as of 2/11: 8lbs9oz. 6/23: 14lbs12oz! Struggling again 12mo: 18lbs. Breast Fed exclusively, on strict elimination diet until Dec 08. MSPI as well as other food intolerances Diagnosed w/ GER at 5 days following barium swallow. Choking with apnea spells. Ftt. dx w/ Laryngomalacia following brochoscopy 1/29. Aspiration. apnea monitor until 5mo. pH probe 1/29 showed severe reflux. Sandifers Syndrome. lbrady and tackycardia. echo and EKG 2/18: Came back normal! Swallow study 2/29: some NG reflux. Unexplained seizure 4/1. Negative CF sweat test 4/4! EGD 11/19: reflux damage in esophagus. pH probe 11/19, reflux improved. Safe foods: pears, apples, peas, rice, small amounts of chicken, potatoes, and carrots.
Currently drinking Elecare vanilla 30cal/oz and breastmilk.
Meds: Nexium 10mg 2x daily. Carafate as needed, miralaxx as needed, probiotics daily
I did not know that about the peas. It is one of the few things Cooper has had great luck with. He eats them everyday. He can't tolerate green beans though. His reactions have all been GI related though, reflux and diarrhea. Maybe that makes a difference.
Nov 19, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
interesting. My son is allergic to peanuts, which I have never knowingly given him, but not to peas. Go figure!
Check with your
doctor first!