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pumpkin reaction, are you serious! :( anyone else have this?
« on: August 04, 2010, 04:49:28 am »
have been starting slowly on solids on paed and dieticians advice. ds2 is MSPI plus wheat, and possible egg, peanut, tree nut, seafood.

rice, pear and swede all fine. potato - always spat up afterwards but no other reaction, will try this again later as wondering if it is a texture issue.

gave him pumpkin and he did 3 mucousy poos 3 days in a row, first one was 24hrs after he ate it. seriously can he really be intolerant to pumpkin?? anyone else have this??

am doing a new food every 3 to 4 days, and he also had choko earlier that week so stopped that and also put him on a thickener for his reflux which i stopped too for now, will reintroduce each of those independently.

i just want to cry, i knew we'd have some food dramas getting him on solids, but pumpkin! :'(



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Re: pumpkin reaction, are you serious! :( anyone else have this?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2010, 05:49:00 am »
Indeed, they resemble an allergic reaction. I suggest you consult your doctor and see if you can put in anything to lessen the severity of their symptoms, or may simply avoid squash ... and this includes food. You can get a very bad reaction to the ingestion of an allergen.

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Re: pumpkin reaction, are you serious! :( anyone else have this?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010, 07:19:06 am »
DS gets a really red, raw bottom after eating carrots (as did his dad, when he was a baby!!) - carrots are in 99% of baby food jars so it is not common! Any food can cause an issue.  DH outgrew the problem aged 2 so fingers crossed our LOs do too ...
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Re: pumpkin reaction, are you serious! :( anyone else have this?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010, 07:37:06 am »
My DS also had a pumpkin reaction, and I was as taken back as u are! His poos were mucusy as well as explosive!! He didn't have that reaction to courgettes tho, so maybe it was the thickness of the pumpkin. I've avoided pumpkin since then, but it was mixed into one of this other babyfood jars when we were on holiday, and I didn't notice a reaction so maybe its really hard for their little starting tummies to digest the thickness of it plain. I would say to wait a while and try again in a few months. But youre def. not the only one out there :)


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Re: pumpkin reaction, are you serious! :( anyone else have this?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2010, 13:19:29 pm »
wierd!   We should ask Shannon, she has an allergy chart of something for every food, she was saying that carrots are a moderate allergy food...   maybe she could look it up for you.   xx  how annoying!

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2010, 17:33:38 pm »
(((hugs)))).  As pp said, you can have a reaction to anything.   My DD2 couldn't tolerate RICE for a long time (among many many other foods).   :o 

I would ditch it from his foods and not try again for several months.  It's not a huge staple and he'll most likely out grow it by 12 months.  I noticed w/my DD2 around 9-10 months her gut started tolerating many more foods.

Hang in there!!

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Re: pumpkin reaction, are you serious! :( anyone else have this?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2010, 23:52:48 pm »
We should ask Shannon, she has an allergy chart of something for every food, she was saying that carrots are a moderate allergy food...   maybe she could look it up for you.   xx  how annoying!

It's not an exhaustive list but I would think babyfood would have been in contact with pumpkin SEEDs which it says are moderately allergenic. FWIW, I seem to be able to eat regular zucchini/courgette, but not the similar yellow summer squash (which is supposed to be low).

Maddening, isn't it!!


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Re: pumpkin reaction, are you serious! :( anyone else have this?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 10:38:09 am »
thanks ladies :-*

this reaction was from half tablespoon of homemade pumpkin puree. so i'm wondering now if the reason i couldnt get to the bottom of his mucousy poops (pun intended ;) ) was because i have been eating pumpkin, never thought to exclude that from my diet :-\ and would prob eat it at least twice a week with roast dinners or in soups...

we have an appt next week with paed (who specialises in allergies and intolerances) and getting scratch tests done. is there such a thing as testing for pumpkin. anyone got experience with scratch tests and what's involved?

firsttimemummy, carrot reaction, wow! i'm certainly learning something new with food this time round. i thought reflux was enuf to deal with with ds1 but ds2's multiple food intolerances are certainly eye opening!

gogomama, not that i wish it on anyway but nice to know we're not the only ones :-*

scarlett's mom, rice wow so much for that being non allergenic!

shannon, are you able to scan that chart and pm it to me or is it too big?? i would love to compare it to the food charts for low, moderate, high natural chemicals (amines and salicylates) from the RPAH elimination diet as that's what i've been following to introduce his solids.

kirry :-*




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Re: pumpkin reaction, are you serious! :( anyone else have this?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2010, 10:58:31 am »
good luck with the tests, etc - we went to paeds but she didn't listen to what we were saying and some of the information she wrote in the letter to our doctor is the complete opposite to what we told her (ie we said his bm's were almost always sticky and she wrote that they were not sticky!!! ??? ).  They are going to test for lactose intolerence butI think it is MPI actually! Going to see dr next week to see what he says.  Seeing dietician next week so hope they will be of more use (if not, I have a friend who recently qualified as one!!)
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Re: pumpkin reaction, are you serious! :( anyone else have this?
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2010, 12:56:42 pm »
huntersmummy - yes, you can do a scratch test for just about anything.  Usually pumpkin is not one of the regular ones (at least not here) so maybe call a day or so before to request that be part of the test.  The only thing is for GI issues, skin prick/scratch testing isn't very reliable since those are usually used for reactions like hives.  We never did scratch testing, but did skin PATCH testing where it stays on the skin for 24 hours, then you note the results at 24/48 and 72 hours.  They were almost 100% correct with us (she reacted to about 90% of the 33 or so patched on her back!).  So keep that in mind if they do scratch testing and nothing comes of it.

Good luck.   :-*

good luck with the tests, etc - we went to paeds but she didn't listen to what we were saying and some of the information she wrote in the letter to our doctor is the complete opposite to what we told her (ie we said his bm's were almost always sticky and she wrote that they were not sticky!!! ??? ). 

 ::) >:(  So annoying!!! 

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Re: pumpkin reaction, are you serious! :( anyone else have this?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2010, 03:46:48 am »
Where does pumpkin sit on the sals & amines list?  Wondering if its those groups he has the problem with or a build up of foods from those groups?

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Re: pumpkin reaction, are you serious! :( anyone else have this?
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2010, 12:47:17 pm »
shannon, are you able to scan that chart and pm it to me or is it too big?? i would love to compare it to the food charts for low, moderate, high natural chemicals (amines and salicylates) from the RPAH elimination diet as that's what i've been following to introduce his solids.

Having scanner woes but will def. get you and Elo a copy.

Sorry for OT, but Kirry, I think you mentioned to me elsewhere at one point that you had supply troubles while on the ED diet. I think this might be happening to me. What should I do? Can I reverse the trend? DS2 is suddenly polishing off both sides in less than 15min and is harder to settle.


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Re: pumpkin reaction, are you serious! :( anyone else have this?
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2010, 06:40:03 am »
Shannon,   dietician said not to get hungry, and to eat protein with every meal and keep snacking.

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Re: pumpkin reaction, are you serious! :( anyone else have this?
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2010, 08:59:19 am »
Pumpkin was actually the second food I gave DS1 & he threw up. I didnt' give it to him again for 6 weeks & the same thing happend... he is 7 & only about 6mo ago tried it & he nearly gagged on it.
OH & i used to work with someone who was potato allergic, so even though they say they are low... still a chance with anything eg I am a pretty sure I am allergic to lamb or at least intolerant as I've only eaten it 3 times in 16 years & all 3 times i have been sick & got a rash afterwards... & it was only a mouthful until I realised hey this is Lamb.
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Re: pumpkin reaction, are you serious! :( anyone else have this?
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2010, 13:49:07 pm »
Kate, I think sweet potato might be a problem for us, at least the orange variety, not sure about yellow - and those are supposed to be ultra-low. Weird, weird. Did pp have these issues with babes a 100 years ago?

Tari, thanks for mentioning *patch* testing, I think that sounds very promising and we may go that route. At what age can we do that?