Friday, August 25, 2006

Food for allergic kids

My sister-in-law has been a treasure trove of knowledge as regards the feeding of little'uns who need to avoid the Evil Five. She was the one who gave me the recipe for egg-free, dairy-free chocolate cake, and told me how to make egg-free and gluten-free meatballs. I've tried to note down everything she's told me, but now I don't have to because it's all published on the Itchy Kids website.

Tomorrow The Little Madam gets to try lamb French cutlets. They're kind of expensive, so if she ends up throwing hers on the floor I might just retrieve it (without breaking the 5-second rule) and eat it myself.

I had another chat with our GP today, as a prelude to our up-coming visit to the hospital's pediatric dietician. There seems to be a lot of conflicting advice about when fish, eggs, dairy, wheat and nuts should be introduced when the child's got allergic family. However, I've got the go-ahead to give TLM yoghurt again, because she's had it a few times in the past without any problems. It may be quite some time before she's offered peanut butter sandwiches, omelette or smoked salmon sushi though, because some of the literature advises waiting until 3-4 years old.

5 comments:

Beth said...

I think we've been really lucky so far with Eve. She's not allergic to anything, though I was totally dairy-intolerant as a kid, as was my brother. DH was also allergic to lots of things. She can't take cow's milk on its own as a drink yet though. It just makes her really sick. I'm going to stick wit the breastfeeding until she is ready to go onto cow's milk. I hope she likes the lamb - I expected lamb to be cheaper in NZ as there are so many there. It's bloomin expensive here too!

EB said...

Good on you Violet and I hope TLM likes the lamb too.

Violet said...

beth: lamb is expensive here too, because the bulk of the good stuff gets sent to the UK!

eb: so do I...

Angela said...

I sure hope I don't have those problems with my little one.

Violet said...

angela: if neither you nor your hubby do, then probably your kid won't.