I can remember the moment that I found out my daughter had multiple food allergies and my life changed forever.
She was three months old and had been covered in eczema from head to toe, on top of screaming and being uncomfortable nearly every night. My husband and I had had enough. At first we thought we were bad parents, or doing something wrong – but we wanted to get to the bottom of it, so we brought her to the doctor and they ordered a blood test.
I thought maybe she would have a peanut allergy, or some other random sensitivity to a food because they do run in my family – but I was not prepared for what the doctor came back with.
According to the blood test, my daughter was severely (anaphylactic) allergic to: Milk, Peanuts, Sesame, Mustard, Eggs, Wheat, Casein, and Peas.
Our daughter is six years old now, and very healthy – but it has been quite a journey having to cook special meals for her, endure food trials (that nearly killed her), adjust to life in the school cafeteria, take food on vacations because you can’t find it anywhere else, etc.
My goal for this blog is to provide some tips to make your lives easier and also hypo-allergenic recipes that have taken literally hundreds of iterations to perfect.
I hope you find it useful!
-Food Allergy Mom