Mandi - posted on 02/26/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son, Magnus, was diagnosed last month with a milk allergy. He has suffered chronic eczema since birth and we weren't sure why, but the allergist was very helpful in helping us to understand the link to food allergies and eczema. We have cut out ALL milk/dairy products that we know of yet he still 'breaking out' pretty bad a times. We are wondering if maybe he has an allergy to certain types of fabrics as well, like fleece or polyester, but haven't been able to rule anything out yet. This is very frustrating for us and him!
As for feeding him with this allergy, it hasn't been easy. I am not a Susie Home-maker and cook elaborate meals, I rarely have time to cook meals ahead of time and freeze as most websites suggest. We also dine out most weekends with close friends and that has been a struggle as well with the allergy, though I have now developed a 'book' of most all our town's nutritional/allergy menus but still risk the contamination in the kitchen.
We have also found it hard to find a lot of 'snack foods' that he can have though I am still looking. Maybe other moms can fill me in...
Does anyone else battle this allergy and if so, what are some things you have learned or easy meals and snacks that you have found to be safe?