I didn't think much about that until a few years ago when I was reading about children being diagnosed with a peanut allergy at less than a year old. How on earth they were diagnosed I don't know. When I think back to when Amanda was a baby, she cried all the time. She was extremely fussy. I had a young pediatrician who just told me she had colick. She was also always sick and would spit up her formula. I mean projectile vomiting. I took her to see the doctor a lot, but he always said the same thing - colick, or crying for no reason, or that babies do cry. I was so happy to stop using formula because the throwing up stopped. Is it possible for a baby to be born with peanut allergies? She also had eczema and itchy skin and would get blotchy. I'm sure I ate something that had peanuts in it back then and kissed her. I wonder if she was allergic back then? Or did giving her that tiny bite of sandwich give her the allergy? I wish I knew. W
Does anyone have a child who was diagnosed at a very young age that didn't eat peanut butter? How did you find out? And what prompted you to seek help? Does anyone have a fussy baby and the doctor suggested a blood test to test for allergy's?
I'd love to hear your stories.