by Jill Connell
At 18 months old, we confirmed that our son had multiple allergies to all forms of milk and eggs, as well as peanuts and tree nuts. Not only would he react when he ate the allergens but also touching them or touching residue on playgrounds, chairs, tables and toys. It was overwhelming. I remember thinking how do I teach him how to manage this? How does he navigate a world with food around every corner? How do I keep him from making a deadly mistake? How do I prepare him without scaring him?
Food for Thought is the blog for the Food Allergy Alliance of the MidSouth. FAAM's mission is to provide food allergy support, education, advocacy, fellowship & fun for Memphis, TN and surrounding areas.
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