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Ask the Allergy Coach Q10: What Can I Do? Almond Milk in the Nut-Free Nursery…

Ask the Allergy Coach Q10: What Can I Do? Almond Milk in the Nut-Free Nursery…

Q: My son goes to a private daycare. They had decided to make the room peanut and tree nut free for him… until… another mom complained. Because, obviously, it’s not fair to her child since she wants to send almond milk for her child as his protein. The director asked for a letter from our allergist explaining the need of being nut free. Even after receiving his letter saying my son needs to be in a nut free room, they’ve decided to allow them to send almond milk. Which, ironically, has less protein than the soy, coconut, or Lactaid milk I give my son! I’m ticked! What can I do?

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EAS 077: Listener Story & a Little Bit of Allergy Coach Consulting with Allergy Mum Jessica

In today’s episode I talk with podcast listener allergy Mum Jessica. Jessica is a mum to two allergy kids, her 2 year old daughter (nut and egg allergy) and 5 month old son (dairy free, and who joins us on the episode).

Jessica has just finished her first year of being an allergy Mum and she tells me what its been like. She shares how some things have got easier and what she is concerned about for the future.

Although this wasn’t originally a coaching call, towards the end of the episode I offer an alternative ways to think about having nuts in the house, I ask Jessica to talk about why she felt guilty for eating nuts even when she is away from her daughter, and offer a way to think about planning for the future.

At the end of the episode Jessica shares what our chat has made her think about and what she’s learned from our chat.

Resources

 

Useful links for how to teach your children about allergic reactions, and how to explain what an allergic reaction might be like to your child:

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Ask the Allergy Coach Q9: How Can I Ask my Neighbour to Stop Cooking with Peanuts?

Ask the Allergy Coach Q9: How Can I Ask my Neighbour to Stop Cooking with Peanuts?

Q: I live in a small apartment complex & someone loves cooking with peanuts. I can always smell it in the hallway & it gives me some severe anxiety. I’ve never reacted to the smell before, but I’m sure you understand how it’s anxiety-inducing. Have you dealt with this?

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EAS 076: What is FPIES? Allergy Mum and FPIES advocate Katy Stevens Tells her Daughter’s Journey to Diagnosis  (katykicker.com)

EAS 076: What is FPIES? Allergy Mum and FPIES advocate Katy Stevens Tells her Daughter’s Journey to Diagnosis (katykicker.com)

Katy is an allergy mum (and money blogger on katykicker.com) to a toddler who they discovered has FPIES. In today’s episode, Katy tells me all about the reality of living with FPIES on a day to day basis, the lack of information GPs hold, and how they often assume that when your child is just unwell.  We also talk about managing your anxieties around your child’s allergy, when they are justified and perhaps when they are just you being a parent.  Katy also talks about the symptoms her daughter has when she is reacting and how they can vary. We talk about educating family, friends and extended family too. 

What is FPIES?

FPIES stands for Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome. It is a type of food allergy that affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

What are the symptoms of FPIES?

Symptoms include but are not limited to vomiting, diarrhoea, dehydration which leads to lethargy. Children can often look pale or blue. Other symptoms can include low blood pressure, and blood tests that mimic infection which can look like sepsis or lead to sepsis like shock.

All children are different and can have different symptoms.

For more information, please visit: http://fpiesfoundation.org

Top 3 Tips Parents Dealing with FPIES

  1. Be kind to yourself – you have not caused your child’s allergies
  2. With time, it will get better – but you can do it!
  3. Empower yourself with information

Resources

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Ask the Allergy Coach Q8: My Son Misses Out on Treats at Day Care, What Can I Leave for Him?

Ask the Allergy Coach Q8: My Son Misses Out on Treats at Day Care, What Can I Leave for Him?

Q: My son is 3 and attends daycare. Occasionally people will bring in store bought cupcakes. This happened today and they called to ask if he could have them since it said the bakery used peanut products there. I told them no but in saying this what do you suggest I leave at daycare for my child in events like this? Any treat ideas I could leave there for him instead? That way he doesn’t get sad he can’t have any.

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EAS 075: “Life’s a Drama but Gluten Free Doesn’t Have to Be” with Rebecca of Glutarama Blog

EAS 075: “Life’s a Drama but Gluten Free Doesn’t Have to Be” with Rebecca of Glutarama Blog

Rebecca is a mum to two children (and two dogs) and blogs at Glutarama – life’s a drama but gluten free doesn’t have to be. In her family life she manages multiple autoimmune diseases of type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease, and autism. 

Rebecca is a woman I greatly respect for perseverance in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges and with such an amazing sense of humour. 

The symptoms in both her children were occurring at the same time. There was no history of auto-immune disease in the family. In today’s episode Rebecca gives an open and honest account of what life has been like starting with noticing symptoms in both her children, getting a diagnosis, changing their family lifestyle to manage these conditions, how to parent and how she keeps herself sane.

I would like to say a special thank you to Rebecca for coming on the podcast and sharing her story in such an open way about the highs, the lows, the challenges and the wins!

2 Pieces of Advice to Parents: How You Can Keep on Track to Help Your Kids

  1. Keep organised & prepared (i.e. extra snacks, calling ahead if eating out, keep a checklist for what you ave to take with you, check out ‘escape routes’ or plan B/C/Ds)
  2. Communicate with your child so you can empower your child to take ownership of their decision 

Resources

Leave a Review

Thank you to all of you who have sent me feedback! I love hearing your ideas and requests for new episodes or to share your story!

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