Should you bf: YES!
You'll learn what you have to eat if you read labels.
Ingredients that indicate the presence of egg protein include:
egg (dried, powdered, solids, white, yolks)
Avoid baked goods with a shiny glaze or yellow color (usually from eggs).
Egg substitutes: (works up to 3 eggs in a recipe)
A) 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon water
1 Tablespoon vinegar
B)1 teaspoon yeast dissolved in
1/4 cup warm water
C) 1 Tablespoon apricot puree
D) 1-1/2 Tablespoon water
1-1/2 Tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon baking powder
E) 1 packet of plain gelatin mixed with
2 Tablespoons warm water.
Ingredients that indicate the presence of peanuts include:
cold pressed peanut oil (usually found in gourmet or health food stores), refined peanut oils usually are OK
These foods MAY contain peanut protein:
Ethnic foods: African, Chinese, Thai, hydrolyzed plant or protein or vegetable protein
Ingredients that indicate dairy proteins may be present
Butters: artificial butter, artificial butter flavor, butter, butter extract, butter fat, butter flavored oil, butter solids, dairy butter, natural butter, natural butter flavor, whipped butter
Casein & caseinates: ammonium caseinate, calcium caseinate, magnesium caseinate, potassium caseinate, sodium caseinate, hydrolyzed casein, iron caseinate, zinc caseinate
Cheese: cheese (all types), cheese flavor (artificial and natural), cheese food, cottage cheese, cream cheese, imitation cheese, vegetarian cheeses with casein
Cream, whipped cream
Dairy product solids
Half & Half
Hydrolysates: casein hydrolysate, milk protein hydrolysate, protein hydrolysate, whey hydrolysate, whey protein hydrolysate
Ice cream, ice milk, sherbet
Lactalbumin, lactalbumin phosphate
Lactate, calcium lactate, lactate solids
Milk: Acidophilus milk, buttermilk, buttermilk blend, buttermilk solids, cultured milk, condensed milk, dried milk, dry milk solids (DMS), evaporated milk, fat-free milk, fully cream milk powder, goatâ€™s milk, low-fat milk, malted milk, milk derivative, milk powder, milk protein, milk solids, milk solid pastes, non-fat dry milk, non-fat milk, non-fat milk solids, pasteurized milk, powdered milk, sheepâ€™s milk, skim milk, skim milk powder, sour milk, sour milk solids, sweet cream buttermilk powder, sweetened condensed milk, sweetened condensed skim milk, whole milk, 1% milk, 2% milk.
Milk fat, anhydrous milk fat
Renned, rennet casein
Simplesse (fat replacer)
Sour cream, sour cream solids, imitation sour cream
Whey: Acid whey, cured whey, delactosed whey, demineralized whey, hydrolyzed whey, powdered whey, reduced mineral whey, sweet dairy whey, whey, whey protein, whey protein concentrate, whey powder, whey solids
Yogurt (regular or frozen), yogurt powder
Possible sources of milk:
High Protein Flour
Lactic Acid (usually not a problem)
â€œNon-Dairyâ€ products may contain casein.
Milk derivatives that should be safe for most individuals with milk allergy, but check with your doctor before using:
If something says vegan, you are safe to eat it (so long as there are no nuts) as anything that is vegan is dairy and egg free. There is a soy cheese that is vegan friendly. Soy garden spread and fleishman's unsalted sticks are safe for butter substitution. There are so many things that you can still eat.
BM is better any time and everytime than fromula. I'm nursing my 16 month old who is allergic to egg, dairy, tomato, avocado, and strawberry and trust me, I'm not withering away!
I would avoid all tree nuts. Ask your DD's allergist to do a full panel of allergy test on her. We did the skin prick test on DS.