A Pediatric Allergist
I can not stress the importance of having an allergist to treat or advise you on the subject of allergies. The second you suspect allergies, find an allergist. Don’t wait.
FARE – Food Allergy Research and Education (The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network) – http://www.foodallergy.org/
How to avoid any of the Top 8 allergens. It’s not always as obvious as you think: Tips For Avoiding Your Allergen- FARE
Kids With Food Allergies – A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/
Allergic Living Magazine – http://allergicliving.com/
Guidelines for School Settings
We’re not there yet, but we were advised to check out the CDC when our daughter goes to school.
Dairy, Egg, and Nut Free Recipes
The Food Allergy Mama’s Easy, Fast Family Meals By Kelly Rudnicki
Top 8 Allergen Free, Sesame Free, Gluten Free
The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook By Cybele Pascal
Allergy- Free and Easy Cooking By Cybele Pascal (These are 30 minute meals)
Top 8 Allergen Free
The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook: Second Edition By Cybele Pascal
People who have “been there”
It’s so important to be surrounded by a community who understands your struggle, regardless of what it is. The answers and support that we have received from other parents of children with food allergies has been invaluable. We’ve asked and answered questions, exchanged recipes and product suggestions, and received tips on everything from breastfeeding to discipline.
We following too many groups on Facebook and blogs to list here, but they are out there for you. I’d be happy to point anyone in the direction of their support any day of the week.