Jan
10

Food Allergies in our Family

Posted by Missy in Uncategorized

Well, friends, we found out yesterday that Avery has significant food allergies. We had her tested due to her scary reaction to egg last week. I was also suspecting cow’s milk, as she’s had some strange reactions in her first week on the stuff after turning 12 mo.

She is allergic to: peanuts (tree nuts), milk, soy, eggs.

That’s a lot! Just think about all the things you eat with those things in them!

My head is spinning. I know we’ll figure it out. But it’s overwhelming.

Here’s what I know: The nut allergy will be lifelong and challenging to manage. She *may* grow out of the others. We have many more questions than we have answers. Our first meeting with an allergist is a week from Monday. In the meantime we need to become a nut/peanut-free house, eliminate all dairy and soy and egg from Avery’s diet AND my diet (still nursing).

Thanks everyone. More info to come.

Edited to add: Many months later, we are managing Avery’s food allergies very well. You can learn more about our journey with food allergies here.

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