Our expert says:
It is really tricky to recommend a diet for a growing child who is allergic to so many foods. I can only recommend that you click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'Food-related diseases' to read the articles on milk, wheat and peanut allergy. Also visit the SA Allergy Association Website at: www.allallergy.co.za . For recipes that avoid the offending foods, you can try the 'South African Cookbook for Food Allergies & Food Intolerance" by Hilda Lategan. Contact Hilda Lategan, who is also a dietitian, on (012) 546-6410) or send her an e-mail at: email@example.com . I would still urge you to make a plan to consult a dietitian when next you visit one of the larger centres (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), to help you through this difficult period while you need to adjust to providing a diet that is free of wheat, milk, fish, eggs, and peanuts for Emily which still ensure normal growth.
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