Allergies to dairy, wheat,oats, egg and peanut?

Camille - posted on 05/18/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My 19 mo. old is allergic to dairy, soy, wheat, oats, egg whites, and peanuts. Does anyone have any advice, tips or suggestions for me?

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Jodi - posted on 05/18/2010

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Camille, have you seen a dietician? I think this would be a great first step for you if you haven't done so already, because they will be able to give you lots of tips to help make your life easier :)

Sherri - posted on 05/18/2010

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You are going to become a label reader. Go to the organic aisle in the grocery store they have a ton of gluten, dairy and nut free items. It will be a tough road but you will learn to adapt.

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Shannintipton - posted on 12/08/2011

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LOL No big deal. I just think they are fun to post to. ha ha

Jenna - posted on 12/08/2011

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No she is diagnosed as coeliac so its for life. But her consultant is starting a new investigation into children who where diagnosed before the age of 1 to see if it was just a case of when the where weaned and what on! she was diagnosed at 11 months so he feels there is a chance it may have only been a intollerance. But i am also a coeliac so i think her chances are a little lower but its worth a shot if it means she caneat 'normal'! Life has got easier i have to admit she is 3 1/2 now and as we cook fresh everyday feel we can make any meal we want, its just eating out can be a pain but the resturants are getting better! How are you dealing with all your childs allergies? must be very hard as in the uk most gluten free items still have dairy and eggs in them!

Shannintipton - posted on 12/08/2011

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I hope things have gotten better over time. Has she out grown it by any chance???

Jenna - posted on 12/08/2011

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Hey, what sort of suggestion are you after? My daughter has coeliac disease so can eat the gluten from wheat, barley or rye. And i know who difficult that is for people to understand!

Rock - posted on 11/03/2011

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Sorry check out this website.. it really helped me. My baby is allergic to dairy, soy, wheat, egg yok, and peanut.. Just stay away from processed foods and read the labels. I found going aroganic was the best thing for her but it's still a struggle. Try this site it helped glutenfreely.com

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try to local asian market (but watch for soy!) lots of rice based noodles! It will give you more options than just the Organic aisle (which I love). You need to cook from scratch. when looking online try searching for vegan recipes often they have workable recipes just sub out soy (tofu) but no eggs makes it more difficult you can try flax seed oil but not with high temps. You have to experiment. Once you find a recipe that works write it down and stick it in your cook book!



dairy free daughter :-)

Mallery-Clare - posted on 05/19/2010

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You can get a lot of Gluten-Free Vegan (dairy/egg free) foods and flours etc. Eggs, dairy and peanuts are easy to avoid, you can opt for rice or oat milk instead of soy or dairy. Wheat/oats are harder but can be done with a lot of careful reading and research.

(I have a gluten/wheat free parent, a dairy free daughter and a vegan friend).

Iridescent - posted on 05/19/2010

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We get pasta from Cambrooke Foods, but there are other companies as well that make pasta he'd be able to eat. Same for bread. Unfortunately, they are extremely low in protein so he'd have to get protein from another source. The pastas are made from carrot powder and potato starch. The bread is a combination of medical ingredients.

In regards to the poster that stated the allergies are due to pesticides, that's a load. The allergy would be to the pesticide, not the food protein, if that were the case. Get your facts before stating such blatant misinformation, please.

Betty - posted on 05/18/2010

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My Step daughter is allergic to a few common foods. There are some great cook books out there. Natural food stores have some great options too.
It might be hard to feed her like this because most kids are picky eaters.
I would try rice and corn for the grains. There are some noddles out there made from corn and rice that taste great if you don't over cook them.
Calcium isn't only found in milk, plenty of veggies have it too and it's actually absorbed better from them.
I would stick to naturally raised meats since that could cause even more problems to kids with food allergies.
Lots of fruits and veggies is a must but take it slow so you can pinpoint any new allergens that show up.
Ask to talk to the chef whenever you eat out. They will always give you a few suggestions and sometimes cook up something that's not on the menu.

Sheena - posted on 05/18/2010

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sherry.. sorry it says ur man.. i thought u said ur little man lol meaning ur son.. my dad has celiacs.. never tested but it runs in my family n he has sooo many symptoms.. we keep trying to get him to eat gluten free but he wont.. n it scares us because we think hes going to get stomach cancer or something.. gluten is an evil thing.. me n my sister really hate it.. if i was u i would try n get him to stay on a gluten free diet.. check out info on it like all the bad things that can happen if he keeps eating it.. that might get him to go back on a gluten free diet...

Sheena - posted on 05/18/2010

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sherry... if ur child has celiac's disease then for the rest of his life he has to stay on a gluten free diet no matter if he can handle gluten... i have celiacs i was diagnosed when i was 5 months pregnant with my son... even a crumb of bread can do as much damage as a whole piece of bread.. even if u dont have any symptoms of celiacs but u r tested n it comes back positive u have to eat gluten free for the rest of ur life cuz if u dont u have a high chance of having stomach cancer and lots of other problems like learning disabilities, ADHD, joint pain, anemia, stunted growth... also a gluten free diet is way healthier for r bodies...
camille.. i would try n make most things at home.. cuz theres so much cross-contaimiation out there.. i have celiacs, peanut allergy and lactose intolerence... every time i eat something some where else its a risk... also us the internet to help u out.. theres lots of info out there.. even some stores u can buy things at that they mail to u... also check out http://www.amyskitchen.com/ u can find this food at save-on-foods, safeway, IGA... lots of places.. but the website tells u what has what in it.. so its very helpful... hope that helps..

JuLeah - posted on 05/18/2010

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That is hard .... I have friends who have dealth, and I myself have dealt with this kind of thing. For many of us, it is the pesticides and chemicals more then the food item.
If you can stay away from all of this for some time, you might be able, in a few years, to bring some back provided you go with organic.
Read labels and use care.
It can be done. Did you have the baby tested? If the baby is allergic to all of this, there might be more. There are many stores that cater to gluten, soy, dairy free .... farmers markets :)

Sherry - posted on 05/18/2010

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are you sure they're alergies or are they intolerances? If just intolerances try just adding a little bit every now and then.. builds their tolerance our pediatrician stated ... my man was a ceiliac child but now talerates the gluton stuff relatively easy (though he still gets gassy)

Remember alot of what you've listed are kind of hard on little tummies so it could be an intolerance if your Lo is not breaking out in hives or having breathing problems or developing a rash... Then again if you already have a doc's confirmation... I haven't a clue..

My man and I do have a friend who's alergic to nearly everything on the face of the planet but... I don't know what to advise as we've no experience along those lines.

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