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1 yr old with milk and egg allergy -alternitive to whole milk?
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heather7257 posted:
Hi!

Just wanted to introduce myself and say that I am so glad to have found this board. My DD is almost 14 months old and we recently found out she is allergic to milk and eggs (hives, puffy red eyes, vomits). This all happened roughly at the same time we moved to a new area about 5 hours from our HMO. Needless to say, I have been in touch with our pediatrician via the phone, but have to wait for our new insurance to kick in before we can consult with an allergy specialist. At this point I am just keeping her away from all milk and egg products. I also have not tried soy because I am afraid she will react to that too and wanted to meet with the specialist first.

I am giving DD enriched rice milk for calcium and she takes a multi-vitamin for vit D etc. ,but I know she needs the fat she should be getting from whole milk. Can anyone suggest a good replacement? I am still BFing until I can find a suitable alternative but would really like to wean her.

Thanks in advance!
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seeit2 responded:
Hi and welcome! My DD also has milk and egg allergy and we went through the same thing when she weaned at one. SHe is now a thriving 4 yr old. Here is a great article about helping LOs get proper calcium, Vit D and fats without milk:

http://babyparenting.about.com/od/nutritionandfeeding/f/calcium-vitamin-d-toddlers.htm

I got it from a dietitian I visited with. We also had reservations about soy so she suggested Nutramigen formula as a milk replacement, even mixed with rice, oat or hemp milk. She suggested hemp milk alone as well - I have not tried it though. There are some good replacements out there but my DD really grew up on soy milk - you are right to verify that she can tolerate it though.

If you can swing it I would recommend an appt with an RD for some guidance. Our insurance did not cover it but we paid her 80 bucks for an hour's worth of her time - it was money well spent IMO.

GL!

Deb
Deb (39) DD (4) Funny, spirited, curious, has a severe milk allergy, egg allergy DS (9 mo) fearless and bottomless, no known allergies
 
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MrsWhiteCastle responded:
Welcome to the board! I'm glad you found us. I don't know much about egg and milk allergies, so I can't help much there. It's so nice to talk to other people, though, who really understand what we go through.

I think you are wise to make an appointment with an allergist. They just are able to help so much more than a pediatrician.
Emily (5 - allergic to tree nuts) Elizabeth (3)
 
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heather7257 responded:
Thanks so much for the info. This article will be great. It sounds exactly like what I am looking for. I will definitely ask about meeting with an RD when we see our new pedi. Thanks again for the welcome and support!
 
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An_198331 replied to heather7257's response:
our 2 1/2 yr gson has 8 food allergies, dogs/cats, sulfa. we have found much help from pediatric dermatologist and infectious diseases for skin side affects. once allergist has identified allergic agents and provided meds the role seems to be retesting. as you know important to control now to prevent/lessen chances of asthma later. dauinlaw has found many food products online to give more dietary variety. egg more difficult substitute than milk.
 
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MSLLVVA responded:
Hello have you tried goats milk
 
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An_198332 responded:
My son has the same allergies, but it is lactose intolerance, not milk allergies so you may want to check into that. The MMR shot has eggs in it so be careful about that with you child. It can be given without the egg factor, but you need to ask your doctor for the other shot.

My son is now 25 and has been drinking soy for many years. It is a real blessing and he is very healthy. He takes natural digest aids to help with the lactose intolerance and they work very well.

Best of luck to you.
 
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tiffachelle responded:
I have a 5 yr old son and he is allergic to Eggs, Peanuts, Treenuts, Milk, Soy, Beef, Pork, and Shellfish.

It seemed like every time we fed him he reacted in some way. It was scary and frustrating. Since he's allergic to milk and soy he has been on Rice Milk and though he is not the biggest, his weight gain has been pretty much on point.

I know that they do have certain drinks for kids w/ allergies that are supposed to help with nutrition and such, but I can't think of the name.

But when you do see your child's specialist they should be able to help you with alternatives.

(I'm sure you know this, but just make sure you stay away from products that could have come in contact w/the allergens your child is allergic too. I have found that even when they claim to be allergy free they still maybe have been processed on the line w/ other things.)

Good Luck!!
 
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seeit2 replied to tiffachelle's response:
The shots are a good point - the flu shot is the only vaccine that my egg-allergy kid has been warned away from. Some allergists will give the flu shot in their office so you have help if a reaction occurs - if it is important to you that your child get one.
Deb (39) DD (4) Funny, spirited, curious, has a severe milk allergy, egg allergy DS (9 mo) fearless and bottomless, no known allergies
 
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heather7257 responded:
Thanks everyone, I have actually been worrying about vaccinations. It is good to hear that the MMR can be given without egg component. I will be sure to ask for that one. I would like Clara to get the flu shot, but will probably wait for the specialists opinion. Thanks to your suggestions I have a better idea about fats I can substitute for whole milk. Does anyone know what section in the grocery store would have ground flax seed? Thanks!


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