Allergy to lots

Rebecca - posted on 11/10/2008 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old son is allergic to milk, eggs, and wheat. This obviously makes most foods off limits. We try to shop at the specialty market as much as possible, but it gets very expensive. I am praying he eventually grows out of it.

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Karen - posted on 01/22/2009

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You are going to have to get creative...

My son Brock was at first allergic to everything and we shopped at Earth Fare but it is expensive. We would just buy things and freeze it and only let that be his food, since it was so costly. It worked out bcz before he was 3 he just had the egg and peanut allergy. You's be surprised how quickly the allergy can go away if you stay away from it for several months unless it is a severe allergy like my son's to eggs.

Amanda - posted on 01/22/2009

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My 20 months old is allergic to milk, soy, egg, peanut, corn, wheat / gluten, pea, chicken, and beef. I feel so stress out everytime I go into the kitchen and preparing for a meal. Everytime I go to the supermarket, I have such a hard time finding products that doesn't have wheat, diary, or corn in it. I try to stick with natural products but being a working mom, time is very limited for me.



Anyone have recipes to share, ideas / suggestions, or tips for me?



Thanks!

Nazreen - posted on 01/22/2009

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I know what you mean!!!!!My son is 3 and a half.He is allergic to citrus, dairy,soya,wheat,eggs,nuts,pulses/legumes,rye and even sensitive to apple and dust!I feel like putting him in a bubble suit! I am also a LABEL-POLICEMOM and shop at health shops and organic veg stockists

Trish - posted on 01/16/2009

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It does seem to be a little unusual. She tested positive for it on the prick testing, otherwise we wouldn't have picked it up. We hadn't exposed her to it yet so I don't even know what the reaction might have been.

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Trish. You are the first person I have "met" who's child has (or had) a peach allergy. My son is allergic to apricots and peaches. We thought for sure that he would outgrow it, but he is 7 and still reacts. Luckily it is a mild allergy--only hives. When we tell people what he is allergic to we get strange looks! I did read that an apricot allergy can be indicative of a latex allergy. He isn't allergic to latex, but does have a sensitivity toward it.

Trish - posted on 01/15/2009

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My daughter was allergic to a lot of things when she was little but has outgrown most of them. She was allergic to milk, soy, wheat, peas, beans, peanuts, tree nuts, citrus and peaches. Needless to say, it was a real challenge. we ate a lot of plain chicken, rice, and vegies and rice milk. She is now 8 and did outgrow all except the dairy, soy, peanut and tree nut allergies, Even the dairy and soy allergies have much milder reactions now and she can eat very small amounts on a rotation type diet.



We mostly cooked all our baked goods at home and the ingredients if you make them from scratch are much cheaper than any packaged specialty products. Also, going with the fresh foods instead of the processed foods ones is cheaper and you can buy quite a few in the regular food stores. I used to get recipes off the FAAN website www.foodallergy.com that were pretty good and did buy a few cookbooks as well. The tough one here is the wheat but most grocery stores are stocking more gluten free items than before and that does tend to bring the prices down.

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Trisha, Thanks for the blog info! I enjoyed it and was thrilled with your granola bar recipe. It is hard to find things for my daughter to eat. She is like your son and allergic to everything! Your pancake recipe is similar to mine--yum! Can't wait to read more from someone who "gets it."

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Specialty stores are great but check out your local market and even Wal-Mart for food you can eat. If you let the store manager know your needs and even give specific suggestions they tend to stock the item for you...

Rebecca - posted on 11/12/2008

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His doctor said there is a chance he'll outgrow them, but too soon to tell. I just believe for the best.

Michelle - posted on 11/10/2008

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I know how epensive it can be, my food shopping is quite a bit dearer nowdays and my daughter only has a 1 allergy (peanut), can't imagine how difficult it must be to have more than 1 to cope with. Have the doctors said if he is likely to outgrow them? i was told by my daughters doctors Peanut allergy is the one children are not likely to outgrow

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