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Author Topic: MILK, EGG, PEANUT allergies in 8 month old baby boy  (Read 4715 times)

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Offline loveshenryjames

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MILK, EGG, PEANUT allergies in 8 month old baby boy
« on: October 05, 2012, 01:39:06 PM »
I am new to this. I am honestly not even sure if I am posting in the correct field. haha I am a momma of a 8 month old baby boy and we recently had our first trip to an er, pediatrician, then allergist to discover that our little man has SEVERE milk, egg, and peanut allergies. I am just looking for people in the same boat and suggestions. It is manageable right now because my monkey is still on formula (nutramigen) and baby foods. I am just worried for when he hits a year trying to manage his/our diet.

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Re: MILK, EGG, PEANUT allergies in 8 month old baby boy
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012, 01:52:09 PM »
Welcome!

Lots of us have been there-- sounds like you got the same introduction to all of this that we did when my daughter was a baby.  She had her first near-fatal reaction when we were 'expanding' her diet at almost 11months. 

She's now 13 now, and while I won't kid you about how hard those early years were-- it DOES get better.

There are days now where I hardly think about my daughter's food allergies.  Well, okay-- I think about it every time I think about food.  But still.  MUCH better than when she was newly diagnosed.

Just remember-- there are no dumb or trivial questions here.  All of us had to learn this stuff at one time or another.  Milk allergy was by far the hardest one to navigate when my DD was little.  It was everywhere that little kids are-- which made it really, really, REALLY stressful to do all of the stuff that you're supposed to find "relaxing" as a parent... like group play dates, outings to the park... mommy-and-me classes..

yeah.  Well, your new normal is different from most parents' let's just say.   :smooch:  But it's possible to HAVE a new normal.  You'll get there.
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Re: MILK, EGG, PEANUT allergies in 8 month old baby boy
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 02:50:24 PM »
Yes, have been there with both my kids, my youngest child surprising me with an unexpected anaphylactic reaction at 7 months who I previously thought had no food allergies. I hate to post and run but I wanted to at least greet you at the door so to speak. I'll have some fresh from Mt. Sinai info on Nutramigen and milk allergy in the second year. Some insurance advice as well since this is typically an expensive condition to have without being able to deduct most expenses.

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Re: MILK, EGG, PEANUT allergies in 8 month old baby boy
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 03:05:15 PM »
I just read the initial post.  Yep, BTDT.  I have had two kiddos like that.  First one ended up in ER at 11 mos and then we had the big roller-coaster ride of allergy testing and diagnosis.  Milk, egg, peanut, and WHEAT at that time (she outgrew the wheat allergy, TG) 

Ask lots of questions here and we'll do our best to help.  We have BEEN THERE!
DD, 22 - MA/EA/PA/env./eczema
DS, 19 - MA/EA/PA/env./asthma/passed baked milk challenge
DH - adult-onset asthma
me - env. allergies, exhaustion, & mental collapse ...