HI!! suggestions for food allergies... so far we have milk,seafood, wheat and eggs

Carly - posted on 06/10/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 4 year old son was found to be allergic to milk when he was born... we've dealt with that... found out about 2 years ago he was allergic to seafood as well... he just recently went to the allergist after some scary reactions . We found out he's allergic to eggs and wheat as well.... we go back for the blood test and more extensive blood tests. They will test for 80 different foods.... any suggestions for what to feed the poor kid?

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Angela - posted on 06/20/2009

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Hi there! My four year old was recently diagnosed with wheat, milk, and egg allergies about two months ago. I have become very thankful for stores like Whole Foods and the tighter labling standard that dictates that companies must disclose common allergens contained in the foods on the ingredient lables! And in another way, that diagnosis was a blessing because he completely came off the junk food at once. The only "packaged" food he eats comes from Whole foods and is usually organic and has no HFC, hydroginated oils, etc.



With that being said, it takes a lot of planning to make sure my son is still eating a well balanced diet - plus now I have to pack all his meals for daycare. For breakfast, he likes turkey sausages and a bananna, but he could also have Rice Krispies or corn flakes too (he loves it with chocolate soy/rice/almond milk!). Then for snacks I give him either fruit, baby carrots, or soy or rice crisps (you have to be careful, some of the flavors like ranch have dairy in it - apple cinnimon is the best). For lunch, I can give him apples and peanut butter, celery, peanut butter, and raisins or sometimes, I just give him a few slices of lunchmeat.



At dinner time we all try to comply with his new dietary challenges and we usually eat something like a meat, veggies, and many times I bake some frozen french fries for us all (they aren't as bad for you as you think). As a bread substitute, we use corn tortillas. Oh, and there's a frozen pizza out there with no dairy/wheat/eggs, I believe it's made by the brand "Amy," I bought one a while ago, but haven't gotten around to giving it to him. For dessert we give him Italian Ice or Jello.



Now, we haven't had to deal with a birthday or a big holiday yet, that's kind of my nightmare. But as you can see, there's a lot of things he can still eat.



Hope that was helpful!

Ashley - posted on 06/12/2009

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lol, poor guy...my dd will be four in a few weeks and she's got the same problem...is your son still allergic to milk? My dd finally outgrew it at 3 and then just outgrew eggs. Now she is dust mites, dogs, cats, peanuts, treenuts, shellfish, cottonseed oil, mustard, sunflower, mangoes, and...I THINK that's it! Now that she can have milk and egg I have found 7 meals that she CAN eat, and I basically cook those things every week. Before when she was allergic to those, too, I just made her her own food every night! I would do a skin-prick test, though...they are more reliable than blood tests. :) Good luck figuring out what he CAN eat - I know it's hard!

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