allergies to milk egg and peanut butter

Rosa - posted on 05/15/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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just found out that my baby girl which is 5 month old is having allergies to milk egg and peanutbutter. that wat was causing her eczma. wat can I do that would help me get use to this rotatin cause Im breastfeeding her

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Lori - posted on 05/17/2013

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Hi Rosa

My daughters are both allergic to milk and can't tolerate much soy either. It seems overwhelming at first trying to cut out certain foods... especially foods that seem to be in EVERYTHING!

Since you're breastfeeding - as I'm sure you're finding out - everything you eat passes through your milk to your baby. So now your job is to cut out ALL milk, egg, and (I'm a little confused about the peanut butter... is it peanuts? or maybe something else in the PB???) peanut butter. I have found it extremely helpful to have allergen free substitutes. The products I'm going to list are dairy free.. but I haven't had to cut eggs, so I'll have to leave that to the expertise of someone else. I use Earth Balance "buttery spread" they make dairy free, and dairy/soy free butters. Daiya Cheeze is the best cheese substitute I've found. You can get it in blocks, or shredded. We drink either almond, coconut, rice, or flax milk. If you live near a Whole Foods store, or Raisin Rack, or Earth Fare, etc. start doing some shopping there. They have foods specific to the main allergies which are milk, soy, egg, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish. You can find things like Veganaise (egg free mayo). Since I live more than an hour away from the closest Whole Foods store, I do some shopping online. It's amazing what you can buy on amazon, or on veganessentials.com.

I've also found it quite helpful to use my smartphone to google search foods when I'm not at home. I type in things like "are oreo's dairy free" and can almost always find the answer.

You may find that if your daughters allergy is mild she may be able to tolerate small amounts of the offending foods but not large amounts. However, I'd suggest you start by cutting out ALL offending foods, and once ALL her symptoms clear up then you can start testing to see if she can tolerate this or that.

Has her Dr. been working with you to help discover these allergies? Has she actually had an allergy test? Your Dr should be able to provide you with info on how best to avoid the offending foods.

http://www.kellymom.com/store/freehandou...

http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/res...

http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/egg...

http://vegetarian.about.com/od/vegetaria...

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Lori - posted on 05/18/2013

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Read through those links I gave you then. They'll be very helpful when you do your shopping. I love my coffee with milk too, but I've found that vanilla almond milk works great for me in coffee. Course I add milk and sugar, and vanilla flavor in the coffee works well for me too. If you prefer it unsweetened you can get unsweetened almond milk, or original which has some sugar just like regular milk, but doesn't taste real sweet. If you don't like almond, you may like soy milk, or coconut milk. Try them all and find which one tastes best to you. Once you find your substitutes you'll find it's easier. Just don't expect any of the substitutes to taste EXACTLY like milk... and you'll be good to go.

Rosa - posted on 05/17/2013

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Hi Lora thanks for your information it really help. Yes her doc did a allergies test and it came out that it was high on milk egg n peanuts butter. I'm not sure if is just plain peanuts the doc just told me not to give hervpeanut butter. N the milk was the highest in the allergie test. I am a coffee with milk drinker n is hard for me to stop eating thing I'm use to it but I'm going to do my best try new things. I have no problem with the eggs or peanut cause I didn't really eat those that much expect for mayonnaise I always had sandwiches with that. Thank u agai

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