UPDATE

Welcome! I posted my final post in October 2010 for the sole reason that for those who need it, it is the post I most want them to see. It was, for us, an answered prayer. I wish you the best of luck in your journey with food allergies, eczema, and/or asthma. I have since founded ChasingMotherhood. CONTACT: stopandenjoy@gmail.com XO

Monday, July 20, 2009

TODDLER NUTRITION

One of the most challenging aspects of raising a food allergic toddler is making sure they thrive physically - meaning gain weight and grow appropriately for their age. That can be very difficult to achieve on a severely limited diet- "weigh-in" visits at the pediatrician's office can become a dreaded event. After months and months of difficulty and frustration in this area - an allergist nutritionist introduced us to Neocate's E028 Splash by Nutricia, "a nutritionally complete, ready-to-drink amino acid-based medical food for children over the age of one. EO28 Splash is conveniently packaged in ready-to-go drink boxes and is available in three great tasting flavors: grape, tropical fruit and orange-pineapple." This product is considered a medical food so it must be used under a doctor's supervision. If you too face struggles in this area and it has not yet been suggested as a product, you might bring it to your allergists attention and follow the recommendations he or she gives. It is very expensive but the website (www.neocate.com) has funding assistance information. ***Please note this is meant only as a product suggestion to be used under medical supervision if it would benefit your specific situation. Consult with your doctor before proceeding in any way!

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