does anyone have to deal with food allergies?
Aicha - posted on 08/20/2010
My daughter is allergic to Bananas and maybe other tropical fruits I have avoided giving her tropical fruits after I found out she was allergic to bananas. she also might be intolerant to beef don't know yet she hasn't tried it
Ashley - posted on 08/12/2010
My MIL fed my son eggs when he was 7months old. He had a reaction, so we went to an allergist, and at 8months found out he was allergic to beef, eggs, peanuts, & dust (dust mites). Now at 19months, he eats beef all the time, he can eat eggs cooked in stuff, but not by themselves (tried one bite of scrambled eggs & he started to break out!), dust hasn't really been a problem, but the dr told us to stay away from peanuts altogether! He's on allergy meds and has an epi pen as well. I try to keep him away from eggs (by themselves), and especially peanuts, since we don't know how he'll react to them! It's a struggle, but we just gotta keep on keeping on!
Alba - posted on 08/09/2010
my almost 3 year old is allergic to peanuts, eggs, dairy, casein, soy, wheat and oat. We had to go to the Children's hospital feeding clinic for a while since he was labeled as Failure to Thrive. Since then we are using a medical formula Neocate Jr. That provide him with most of his calories and then we have been able to find lots of good alternative at our local natural food store. There are lots of options now... I tried a dietician, but that was no help since his diet is so limited. Good luck!
Melanie - posted on 08/07/2010
There are all sorts of book written by Linda Marienhoff Coss whose son was allergic to dairy, eggs, and nuts. She has some wonderful ideas for meals and snacks in there. I also would recommend the book The Joy of Vegan Baking. This has some great recipes for baking ideas (savory and sweet things) that are dairy and egg free. As for the nuts, you can just omit them or sub in sunflower seeds or toasted wheat germ for a little crunch or flavor. I think those have been the most helpful books for me. Good luck- and look up veg web on line- they also have a ton of recipes... from smoothies (which are a great way to get fruits and veggies into daily meals or snacks) to cookies and breads. :-) Keep at it- it will come! :)
Melanie - posted on 08/02/2010
Brenda, when my son was about 20 months old, he was having a hard time gaining weight because he was so active and his diet was very limited. He couldn't have egg, dairy, or tree nuts- very similar to yours. There are lots of soy options out there- and we found that adding coconut milk (higher fat than whole milk, heavy in calories) to soy milk helped him gain weight. We would only mix in about 1/2 to 1 can of coconut milk (the thin kind- not the thick sweet stuff) to a half gallon of milk. Eventually when we found more foods that were safe and could introduce more into his diet (and when he was expanding his own list of foods he would eat), we weaned him off of the coconut milk. Just thought I would share what worked for us. Have you tried any of the nut butters? We also used guacamole or avocado to boost healthy fats and add calories to meals.If you want recipes, I am happy to send them to you. Good luck- and we have all wondered about this. From experience, she will get enough to eat! :)
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