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hi everyone!<br><br>
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we just recently discovered that our 7 month old vegan DD is allergic to soy!<br><br>
our entire diet plan for her revolved around soy.<br><br>
what do we do now?<br><br><br><b>note</b>: i did a discussion board search for soy allergy, and didn't come up with any threads that answered questions to my situation.<br><br><br><br>
thanks!<br><br><br>
~stephy
 

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Hi,<br><br>
Ds seemed to get a red ring around his bottom if I ever had a soy latte or some tofu in the early days, so I totally stopped consuming soy except for an occasional sip of dh's latte. It's very do-able for you and baby! Ds started out eating some steamed veggies, avocado, beans, fruits....as he got a little older he started eating grains, berries and almond butter. Right now he eats all raw foods, so raw veggies, smoothies, nut butters, coconut milk, almond milk, avocado, all kinds of fresh and dried fruits, flax crackers, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Oh, I forgot breastmilk too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Consuming soy isn't necessary for your diet to be adequate, it will just take getting used to new or different foods. I was bummed when I realized I couldn't drink my chocolate soy milk but I don't miss it at all now. HTH, Mary
 

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I'm probably not a whole lot of help as far as baby food goes but I'm a soy free vegetarian (I do eat a lot of vegan food though). There are loads of substitutes that are available ranging from rice milk to almond/nut milks, mayonaisses, sour creams, creams etc etc. If there's any recipe you want feel free to ask and I'll PM you with it or you can go to <a href="http://www.bryannaclarkgrogan.com" target="_blank">www.bryannaclarkgrogan.com</a> and contact her and she happily sends off sheets of substitute recipes.<br><br>
Generally you have to spend a bit more time preparing some things but otherwise it's not so hard. Is there anything in particular you are looking for?
 

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<a href="http://www.foodallergysurvivalguide.com" target="_blank">The Food Allergy Survival Guide</a> might help.<br><br>
Try searching for "soy" and "allergic" instead of soy allergy and you may come up with more.
 

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thanks!<br><br>
i'll definitely be checking out the website and book recommendation. and i'll try another message board search.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><br><br>
~stephy
 
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