Allergic to Milk, Soy, Wheat, Eggs, Nuts

Erin - posted on 06/25/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I have a preemie (was 5.5 weeks early) 16 mo old. Still pretty small, only 18lbs now. Allergic to Milk, Soy, Wheat, Eggs, and Nuts. We havefinally made the long process from Alimentum Formula to Soy Formula with no reaction. My Dr still says though, not to try regular Soy, because it has different components to it. I have given my son a Saltine to see what happens (wheat) and he immediatly broke out in a rash. So, I am trying to avoid these things. But am finding it very hard to try and feed him normal tiems. He is needing more variety. I am finding some items that would work, but they will end up having one of his allergic ingredients. Any suggestions on some good food options from moms who have done this before. My drs arent much help, they just tell me to read the labels.

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Julie - posted on 10/07/2012

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I know that you posted this a long time ago, but if you're still in need of advice, I have a blog that may help. My blog has recipes/information for those with or caring for those with one to all of the top 8 allergens. There's even a page with a list of alternative names for soy and soy-free foods list, and a page with a list of an alternative names for gluten and wheat/gluten free links/pages. The link to the main page is: http://naturalandfree.blogspot.com/ .



Any recipe that calls for dairy, you can substitute a non-dairy product (like a SoDelicious product) with success. You can also substitute any gluten-free flour in any recipe calling for flour, though you may have to add 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (not my first choice since it can cross-react for those with soy allergies) or ground flax seed (my preference) per 1 Cup GF flour used to the recipe to get the right texture. Any recipe with nuts, you can certainly leave them out in most cases. Eggs can be replaced with an egg-replacement (see this link for ideas: http://glutenfreesoyfreevegan.blogspot.c...).



Here are some other links you might find useful:

-EnjoyLife: http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/#page=page... (I've heard great things about this brand.)

-SoDelicious: http://www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com/ (They have lots of dairy-free alternatives and allergy-friendly options.)

-GF King Arthur Flour: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/glutenfre... (I love this brand because their GF head baker is gluten intolerant, so you know it tastes good. :) )



I hope that's at least a little help and that all is well with you!

Jennifer - posted on 07/30/2009

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Hi Erin, my son is 2.5 years old and was diagnosed with E.E. last year and he is allergic to Milk, Eggs, Corn, Chicken and strawberries. I agree about the Ener-g products for the egg replacer. I'm having a hard time finding a good cheese replacer! Even though my son can have Soy, Soy cheese has casein in it, so he can't have that. Do you have a WholeFoods near you? They have a good Gluten free section, I wonder if you'd find crackers and snacks there that would not have wheat in it.

Stacey - posted on 07/06/2009

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The Food and Allergy network is a GREAT website to order info from. My son was allergic to wheat and milk and I got some great stuff there. I would highly reccomend a pedi dietician. They were a huge help to me. i hope your little one does well.:)

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Jennifer - posted on 08/04/2012

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My daughter has had allergies to milk, eggs, nuts, and fish since she was a baby. It was very difficult to accommodate and very expensive 9 years ago. However, there are many more choices now than ever and I have found even major grocery stores have natural food sections. If not, health food stores or natural food stores like Whole Foods are great places to start. My biggest piece of advice, allot at least double the time for grocery shopping and get use to reading labels. Make sure you always read the labels, since manufacturing practices and ingredients change constantly.

Melissa Caroline - posted on 08/04/2012

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Hi. My name is Melissa and I just recently found out my 11 yr old daughter Mackenzie has allergies to milk, beef, nuts, and wheat. I am concerned of course with her overall health and well-being, but what can she eat and where can it be found. This will be a difficult transition for both of us. She may even have to take shots the rest of her life. Please help.

Jennifer - posted on 07/30/2009

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Try contacting www.navanfoods.com. Amazing customer service and good selection there.

Best,
Jennifer B
www.foodallergybuzz.com

Motomi - posted on 07/15/2009

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Hi, Erin. My son is 22 mo old and found out about his allergies while I was breastfeeding (when he is 4 months old). Your little one's allergies and my son's are very similar. My son has allergies to Wheat, Soy, Eggs, Peanuts, Peas, Watermelon, and lactose intolerance so no milk for him. Also due to Soy, we are avoiding all legumes. Our allergist also recommended to stay away from tree nuts and shellfish just in case for now.



I feel your pain. It is very difficult to find things to prepare with this many allergies. If you look at "allergy friendly" foods, they most often contain one of the ingredients that he is allergic to. If you have specific questions on what I'm feeding my son, feel free to send me messages, and maybe I can learn things from you too. Also, have you guys tried corn? For a while my son seemed to have been reacting to corn as well so we avoided it but here lately he seems to tolerate it. Having able to feed him corn saved us! Since corn is in everything just like soy!

Jennifer - posted on 07/06/2009

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Have you ever tried Ener-g products? If you look on their website you should be able to find products that are free of all the above. I use their egg replacer for cooking/baking.



http://www.ener-g.com/default.aspx



You might want to try www.allergyfreeshop.com, although I have not used this site myself. Many of the products that come up can be found in the natural food section of some grocery stores.



My daughter is allergic to dairy, all nuts, eggs, and fish. It is tough but she is about to turn eight and she is as healthy as a horse.

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