Special thanks to Nutricia, maker of Neocate®, for supporting our educational blog series on managing food allergies in infants and toddlers. This post is the first in a three-part series.
By: Gina Clowes, Director of Education, FARE
I was so happy to see my 8 month-old son Daniel enjoying homemade split pea soup. But I wondered about the pinkness I saw around his mouth. By the time I got a washcloth, I saw a look of panic in his eyes. Then came the vomiting. After a stressful trip to the pediatrician’s office, and confirmation of yet another food allergy, he was no worse for wear by that evening. I, on the other hand, still feel a twinge of mommy-guilt when I see his scared face in my mind’s eye.
When your baby is diagnosed with food allergies, it is life-changing. Whether it is “only” one allergy or multiple food allergies…