Nursing baby w/ allergies to ALL dairy products, eggs, peanuts, and shellfish.

Angela - posted on 01/21/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My son has bad eczema and these food allergies trigger it. He is nursing which means my diet is restricted. I've been doing this special diet for him since July when he had his allergy test and have lost so much weight I got checked to ensure there was nothing wrong with me. I'm good I just need to eat more. There is just no junk food I can eat, I eat so healthy. Does anyone have ideas of what to munch on when you crave sweets besides fruit? Thanks

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Cindy - posted on 01/23/2009

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I wish I had known when I was nursing that my son was allergic to all the "big guys" but my peds doc advised against elimination (I have since changed docs) since my sons eczema was so severe...anyway, we make foods for him using a cookbook that actually has several options for baked goods, we have tried a few and they are very tasty, however you will have to make them vs. having them immediately ready : ( 



The book is called Sophie-Safe Cooking and it cooks and bakes without using Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish and Shellfish (if you decide to get it you have to at least try the Cinnamon Applesauce Cake at least once...it is the best!).  It has been a life saver as I had no idea what I was going to do to feed him, perhaps it can help you while nursing and then after when you get ready to solid feed.



Best wishes! Cindy

Jennifer - posted on 02/13/2009

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I nurse my son who has food allergies to Wheat, Corn, Dairy, and soy.  I have also lost a lot of weight.  I have been doing it for 13 months now.  I eat of ton of good fats like olive oil, flax oil, coconut oil.  I use coconut oil in place of butter in recipies on veggies etc.  It is really good actually.  One recipe I use is...



No bake Chocolate cookies:



2 cups sugar



1/2 cup coconut oil



1/2 cup rice milk



4-5 tlbs. Cocoa



Boil the Above at a rolling boil for 1 1/2 min. (no more no less)



Take off burner and add



3 cups quick oats



1 tsp. vanilla



lay out spoonfulls on wax paper and let cool



 



I was eatting about 7 a day and I still didn't gain weight.



 



Try using rice milk and soy milk in recipes in place of milk and the coconut oil in place of butter. 



Hope this helps!

Julie - posted on 02/03/2009

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I so understand..I nursed my daughter for 2+ years on a restricted diet of no dairy, soy, gluten, oats, onion or coconut. I felt like I was starving all the time!



What do you like to eat...if you could eat anything? I have a ton of modified recipes I could share..we do not do processed food much.

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Rosa - posted on 05/15/2013

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I just food out my 5 month old daughter have allergies to milk eggs and peanut butter n that's wat was trigging her eczema. need help of things I could eat that would help me stay full im breastfeeding her so im not sure wat to do beside stop eating wat I use to which was every bad food and not good food. wat should I do

Hina - posted on 03/10/2009

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Hi Lisa,

I have three.
I would recommend joining the Mom Safety Alerts application on face book.
You will be notified of all food related recalls and health bulletins regarding allergies and child health.
It appears to be a new application but I have already received some really good information from them in a timely manner.

Thanks,

Hina

The app can be found at:

http://apps.facebook.com/momsafetyalerts

Angela - posted on 02/18/2009

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Made pancakes and the cake this weekend. OMG!!!!!!!!! YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Red velvet cake with dark chocolate fudge icing. I ate like 80% of the cake by myself. Pancakes were good too, I added mashed banana to them.

Angela - posted on 02/13/2009

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I bought the Ener-g egg replacer yesterday in hopes to make pancakes and a cake this weekend. FYI to all - I found a margerine that is dairy/lactose free. Its in a gold box with 4 sticks called NUCOA. I get it at Albertson's in the butter section.

Angela - posted on 02/10/2009

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Thanks for the oreo cookies! I had no idea. I got the vanilla ones. Haven't checked on the duncan hienz cake yet, but am looking forward to it.
We are seeing the allergy doctor on Thursday and I'm hoping I can talk him into doing another allergy test to see if maybe he has grown out of something and to check for other stuff. We'll see.

Megan - posted on 02/06/2009

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Duncan Hines cake yellow or devils food cake mixes are dairy-free. You can use the Ener-g egg replacer and they taste great!!

Amanda - posted on 02/03/2009

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I was in the same boat as you (my son weaned at 15 months, shortly after I became pregnant with my daughter), and found that chocolate Skittles -- although otherwise fairly revolting -- worked, in a pinch, to curb my chocolate cravings. I know you specified "besides fruit," but most fruit-flavored candy is dairy-free. And, if you have spare time to bake (ha!), I highly recommend the book Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. The recipes are so amazing that one would never know they didn't include dairy or eggs.



Good luck!

Kimberly - posted on 01/26/2009

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I went through the exact same thing! I know it is hard. My daughter is allergic to ALL dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, and fish! When I was nursing, my sweet tooth was satisfied with Oreos (like someone already said). It does kind of scare me that those are ok for my baby to eat...i mean what is in those things? Also, check out the website for Cherrybrook Kitchen. They have some yummy things you can make.

Motomi - posted on 01/26/2009

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Hi. I went through the same thing. It is tough when you are going through it because you are used to eating all those food. When you suddently have to eliminate them, it is very hard!



My son is allergic to wheat, eggs, soy, peanuts, etc. My biggest problem was soy. Everything has soy!!! Anyhow, when I was breastfeeding (I did it a little over a year) and when I craved for something sweet, I bought snacks by "Enjoy life". Their products do not contain allergens for wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish/sellfish. Also with this product you don't have to worry about cross contamination.

Jennifer - posted on 01/25/2009

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I have a 4 month old that seems to be developing food allergies. We just started Alimentum (the 7th formula we've tried) yesterday and she seems to be doing really well. She's already almost off the curve as far as growth. She was 7 lbs, 4 oz when she was born and is only 11 lbs, 4 oz now at 4 months. I have spent so much time trying to get her to eat and sleep, and trying to get her to be comfortable I feel like I haven't gotten to have much fun with her. Has anyone else had this problem? I worry all the time--she had a reaction to something today and I had to give her Benadryl. Ugh...tell me it gets better...

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Good luck with it. I have two kids, both with allergies, and have been through all you're describing. My small one (18 months) started falling of the growth chart when we switched from breast milk at 8 mths, and he couldn't tolerate even Alimentum - a special hypo-alergenic formula. But we found Neocate formula which is super-hypoallergenic and only available on-line. Your child may end up on this to help w/ his restricted diet. I fyou do, buy the Neocate in sealed boxes on ebay. Much cheaper!! That saves us!

Patty - posted on 01/21/2009

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Hi Angela, My son has a severe dairy allergy. I too have lost a lot of weight with my restricted diet. My doctor told me as long as I don't lose any more weight I'm still in a healthy range, bt if I drop even another pound or two I need to see a nutritionist to help me et enough calories into my diet.
Oreo cookies have no dairy, but they do have soy. Most chewy type candies have no dairy, like licorice or Mike and Ikes. I don't know if any of these were made on equipment that also had peanuts. My son does not have the peanut allergy.
Good luck!

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