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Old 02-26-2015, 12:55 PM   #1
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Child with food allergies

My wife and I have struggled with our youngest he is now 1 1/2.

He is allergic to soy, wheat, oats, quinoa, dairy including goats milk, eggs, Intolerant to chicken and peanuts. No breads, cakes, brownies, pizza ect. He can have nothing with eggs wheat milk butter cheese.
Whats worse is the things we dont know about. Feed him peach baby food he has a break out so bad his butt breaks out when he passes it. Feed him canned peaches he is fine. What additives or preservatives in the baby food is he allergic to?
Simple things a such as vaccinations had to be done at the allergist office because some are grown in eggs.
He loves Almond milk thank god. I said hey lets get some almond butter. He cant have peanut butter. Oh no wait its processed in a place that processes peanuts. Crap. Ive learned a ton about reading labels. For example He can have tostitos corn chips but no Doritos. Found some vegan and wheat free mac&cheese. What chemicals do they put in that crap to make it taste like real mac&cheese? He loves potatoes. Wife make him is own special mashed taters with almond milk and vegan butter.

Beeing vegan is a lifestyle choice people choose. If people want to pay high prices to be vegan then I don't care. That vegan stuff is expensive. I have no choice but to buy vegan. He cant have dairy. We end up shopping at whole foods and other specialty stores. His wheat free food is generally gmo free. I don't believe in the non gmo bull but that is a whole different story. I end up paying extra for non gmo because its all I can find that is wheat free!
He can have all kids of fruits,veggies, beef and pork. I will be having a huge garden this year.

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Old 02-26-2015, 01:10 PM   #2
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Bless his little heart. As parents you two sure have your work cut out for you, and wish I had some expert advice. I did some searching and found some recipes. Hope this helps in some small way. Give him a hug from this Grandma.

Multi Allergen-Free Recipes - Allergy-Safe Recipes

Take a look at this cookbook too.

http://foodallergies.about.com/od/re...s-For-Kids.htm
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:15 PM   #3
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Thanks we will be spending the rest of the afternoon reading through recipes. Some look really good. The rest of the family never eats what he can because it don't taste good to us. Little guy don't know any different. I want him to explore more tastes and textures.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:42 PM   #4
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Jon, you have my sympathy. I nursed all of my children. When I wanted to stop nursing The Pirate, he was allergic to cow's milk, goats, soy, and so many others. So I just kept on nursing. Finally on my own I would give him at first a half ounce of cows milk. Reaction wasn't too bad. Did this for about a week. Gradually, little by little increased it to eight ounces. Success. That kid can go through a gallon now on his own at one meal.

Now the "experts" are suggesting the same method for peanuts and other possible food allergies.
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:27 PM   #5
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Before and after we found a good allergist. Doctors were no help. Even with all that crap he was always smiling. He itched terrible. Had to keep him in sleepers all the time even in summer because he would dig until he bled. That stuff on his face covered his whole body. We had no idea the food we were feeding was the cause. I was afraid to take him out in public. Everyone stared at us. Ive never felt so helpless.
With in a couple weeks of going to the allergist he was all cleared up.Hes all better now unless someone leaves something he cant have within his reach. Or big brother decides to share his food with him. Just yesterday he learned how to set up mommies step stool so nothing on the counter is safe anymore.
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:37 PM   #6
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Oh, poor little punkin--that looks really uncomfortable. Here's hoping he grows out of some of that!
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:04 PM   #7
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Jon, my heart goes out to you and your wife. You have quite a long road a head of you until he sees for himself and understands that what he is eating that is causing his misery.

Of course he is not going to believe you or your wife. You two just don't want him to have what he wants. You just want to be mean, you let the other kids have it, why can't he. You will hear it all. My oldest daughter had the worst case of acne I have ever seen. Her pimples were developing into small tumors. The specialist put her on a special diet. She hated it. All the good foods she loved, she couldn't have. So I heard it all. I finally threw up my hands and let her handle it her own way. When those tumors started to grow and become very painful, she learned her lesson. I had them remove the tumors and she stuck to her diet. Today her face is badly scarred, but the tumors stopped.

Good luck in the years to come. It won't be forever.
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...He loves Almond milk thank god. I said hey lets get some almond butter. He cant have peanut butter. Oh no wait its processed in a place that processes peanuts. Crap...
I feel so bad for your and your family, but mostly for your little guy. It will be hard for him growing up wishing he can eat what others have. A big hug to you guys.

If you are interested, Cuisinart makes a mini food processor. It's about $40. I have a much older model than the one shown in the link, but it comes in handy for small batches of lots of things. You might want to get one to use for just the foods that your son does not have allergies to. Good luck in whatever you do. It must be hard on the entire family.
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Oh, man I feel for you. The only thing that is non-dairy i can mention, that is also expensive, look for kosher food with simbol Parve. That means it has no milk products. Just another alternative. Do not know how much help this is because the product may contain the other things poor kid cannot have. Just keep it in the back of your mind. I hope he outgrows it. Good luck to you guys and a lot of patients.
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Poor little guy....and you and mom, too. It's rough having to make separate meals. Many times kids outgrow their allergies - I hope he does.
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